In its early days, Lexington was built along the Middle Fork of South Elkhorn Creek, which was eventually known as Town Fork or, more commonly today, Town Branch. Lexington’s early streets were oriented along the banks of this stream.
If you don’t remember a stream in downtown Lexington, you’re not alone. Much of what was Town Branch is now buried under present-day Vine Street. Running underground along Vine Street and under the Lexington Center, Town Branch re-emerges in the Cox Street parking lot, and meanders along Manchester Street and Leestown Road. This area includes some of Lexington’s most historic sites, such as McConnell Springs.
Town Branch Trail, Inc. has been leading the efforts to build a greenway and urban trail along this historic corridor. Town Branch Trail recently completed its second phase of construction, with nearly two miles of completed trail for pedestrians and bicyclists.
Lowell’s is pleased to support these efforts. We think that initiatives like Town Branch Trail are an important part of making Lexington even more attractive and livable. So we are one of the sponsors of Trailapalooza, a festival along Town Branch Trail on Sunday, August 15th from 1 to 5 PM.
The Big Maracas and the inimitable March Madness Marching Band will be entertaining. And PRESTO, the People-Powered Pianobike (which we are pleased to keep here at Lowell’s), will be there as well. On top of that, we’ll have games and prizes, too.
Trailapalooza promises to be great fun for all ages. Lowell’s encourages our friends and customers to come celebrate and support Town Branch Trail at Trailapalooza on August 15th.
Visit Trailapalooza to get all of the details.