The current issue of the new magazine Explore (by the Gazette) includes an article about the Fairfield Loop Trail. "In Explore, you’ll find everything you need to know about paddling, hiking, camping, boating and entertainment options from Mount Pleasant to Kalona to Iowa City to Clinton to Decorah". See the on-line version - http://cedarrapidsgazette.ia.newsmemory.com/?special=Explore, and look for the "Fairfield Loop Trail" article on page 40. Or pick up a copy of Explore at various locations around town.
Learn more about our Fairfield Loop Trail here. Some describe it as a "string of pearls" or an "emerald necklace", each element being a jewel on the necklace. Plenty of entrances and exits let you customize your enjoyment of this unique trail.
Travel parts of the Loop Trail with Werner Elmker via a YouTube video, "On and Off the Fairfield Trails". And watch YouTube video, "A slightly surrealistic trip through the entire Fairfield, Iowa loop trail in under 4 minutes".
For water lovers, two water trails travel through Jefferson County, and Fairfield's three lakes give you ample opportunities to enjoy water recreation.
Or walk, bike, or drive the Fairfield Heritage Tour to see 51 historic buildings and places in Fairfield.
And learn all about the Louden Machinery Company, a major U.S. agricultural industry founded in Fairfield.
In addition to the 16-mile Fairfield Loop Trail....
Jefferson County Park has eight miles of trails.
Cedar View Trail is a 4.4-mile trail from Fairfield to Libertyville.
And find information about recreation, restaurants, lodging, arts & culture, our railroad history, and Fairfield weather.
The new Fairfield logo, introduced Nov 15, 2016
The new CVB logo and tag line
The mission of the Jefferson County Trails Council is to build, construct, and maintain a network of trails for public use and enjoyment, and to promote, inform, and educate the general public about the trail system.
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Click here to see a Google Map displaying the Loop Trail, marked with green and brown lines.