River trail project gets boost at Dighton kiosk dedication

The informational kiosk wasn’t big and flashy, but the message at its dedication Saturday morning at Sweets Knoll State Park in Dighton was inspiring for all stripes of lovers of the outdoors.

The volunteer group Taunton River Trail Committee was joined by a gaggle of out-of-town bicyclists, known collectively as the Fall River Bicycle Committee, to celebrate the launch of what, for the time being, is a temporary bulletin board-style kiosk.

The final placement of what will become the fourth permanent kiosk along the Taunton River, courtesy of the National Park Service,  has yet to be determined; it eventually could find a home closer to the riverbank.

But the real focus of Saturday’s celebration was on future development of a two-mile segment that would extend through the 56-acre site — as part of a 22-mile network of on- and off-road bike lanes and trails extending from Somerset through Taunton.

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