Business riding in from new Sauk trail

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PRAIRIE DU SAC, Wis. (WMTV) -- The Great Sauk State Trail was unveiled Thursday. Business owners in the area have been preparing for the special day for years.

"The trail is really going to be huge for the area," Scott Herbeck, owner of Que's Bar said.

The new 8 mile long trail runs along the Wisconsin River in Sauk County. This is the first phase of a larger plan to connect the trails to Devil's Lake State Park, and the 400 Trail in Reedsburg.

Herbeck, along with other restaurant owners, are exploring possibilities to connect the trail to their building through stairs and patios.

"We are trying to attract people biking, or maybe people kayaking down the Wisconsin River," Herbeck said.

People in the community think the trail will create a positive impact, and promote health and wellness.

"This is also a very popular eagle area," Gene Unger, president of the Ferry Eagle Bluff Council said.

He thinks the new trail will also add to the tourism for wildlife and bird watching.

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