The Maryland Department of Natural Resources plans a ribbon-cutting for the latest phase of the Western Maryland Rail Trail Thursday, May 19. The path “is a 23-mile trail that follows the bends and curves of both the C&O Canal and the Potomac River. The WMRT is perfect for hiking, biking, roller blading or, weather permitting, cross country skiing. It is also accessible to visitors with disabilities. The trail is especially suited to families, novice cyclists (it's almost completely flat), and for anyone seeking a pleasant, leisurely ride,” according to the DNR.