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Vinton, Iowa: Nathan's Miles Glow Trail

Hi-tech rocks that glow green pepper a lot of non-glowing normal rocks along a two-mile-long outdoor jogging trail. Completed in May 2021.

2101 2nd Ave., Vinton, IA
The trail starts on the southwest corner of 2nd Ave. and E. 21st St. and runs south for two miles.
Only visible at after dark. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Nathan's Miles Glow Trail

Nathan's Miles Glow Trail is two miles long and is the Longest Glow in Dark trail in the United States.

[Tim Nooteboom, 12/26/2021]

Nicknamed "Nathen Smiles" for the late Nathan Hesson, who wanted his hometown to have the world's longest glow-in-the-dark trail. Nathan died in January 2021; the trail was completed four months later. The glowing rocks come from Canada.

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