Last week went so fast I was really surprised to look up and see it was already Sunday! Spent two days in Cape Girardeau teaching librarians at a BEAUTIFUL new public library and a great school library (Central High School).
My “Hidden Gem” series is an occasional post on great running spots in unexpected places. This time I want to point out The Cape LaCroix Recreation Trail:
410 Kiwanis Drive
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701
Since this is a college town I should have expected at least some trails, but in all the times I have been to Cape, I guess I just never had time to look.
The Cape LaCroix is an urban trail that runs for just short of 4.5 miles (one way) through the suburbs. It is a well maintained blacktop trail with adequate potty stops and seating to take the occasional break in a shady, wooded spot if needed. It is well marked with mile markers (yellow) and 1/10th markers (white) on the blacktop. It goes in and out of parks, neighborhoods and business districts west of downtown.
My partner in crime and I ran about 4 miles of it and I was pleased with it’s condition and location. It feels safe and is always close to the real world if you need to jump off and re-establish contact.