New section of Paul Ambrose Trail for Health opens


The St. Cloud Commons portion of the Paul Ambrose Trail for Health (PATH), officially opened yesterday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

The Paul Ambrose Trail for Health (PATH) is a growing bicycle and pedestrian trail system providing free, healthful recreational opportunities for the City of Huntington and surrounding areas. Through grants, fundraising, sponsorships and individual contributions, more than $2.5 million has been raised to support the construction and maintenance of the PATH. Construction projects begin as funding is released, and currently seven miles are completed and used daily.

PATH is named after Dr. Paul Ambrose, a graduate of the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, and a promising young physician whose life ended September 11, 2001 when terrorists crashed American Airlines Flight 77 into the Pentagon. Ambrose focused his medical career on family health and using preventative medicine to fight obesity, and the trail system is a way to continue his medial legacy and affect the health of people in the Huntington are .