Dane County Executive Joe Parisi with Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Secretary Preston Cole cut the ribbon on the North Mendota Tail section connecting segments of the trail at Gov. Nelson State Park on Hwy. M.

The nearly half-mile of new trail completes a 4-mile segment. Future phases will connect the trail to Mendota County Park and the City of Middleton, according to a press release from Dane County's Land and Water Resources department.