The Panhandle Pathway, a 22 mile trail starting in Winamac, is now officially a national trail.
The US Department of the Interior announced in October that the rural trail now joins more than 1,000 other trails in the National Trail System.
Friends of the Panhandle Pathway President John Bawcum spoke with GIANT fm News on how the trail's national acknowledgment came to be.
Bawcum also explained how the public trail was started.
He feels it will help in the future goals of expanding the trails.