By Tom Uhlenbrock
Missouri State Parks
Already the nation’s longest rails-to-trails conversion, the Katy Trail just got longer.
The Missouri Department of Natural Resources, which operates the trail as a state park, has completed a 12-mile extension on the east end that takes the trail from St. Charles to Machens.
Gov. Jay Nixon and First Lady Georganne Nixon used a giant pair of scissors to snip a red ribbon Saturday (April 2) and officially open the section, which marks the last of the old railroad bed to be converted to a recreational trail.