Friday, July 1, 2011

Break out the Hiking Boots: The new trails are open!

Looking south from the beginning of new trail

After a drive through our property to the far east of the clubouse earlier this spring, I realized we had the potential to grow our ever-expanding trail system even more.  The new trails will take you around our fields that are leased for farming and allow you to access the highest point of the club's property.  The view to the south on a clear day is spectacular and I encourage all of you to take advantage of our beautiful surroundings.  A new trail map has been made by using a handheld gps unit and is available at the clubhouse.

Updated trail map
 Elcona's trails can be used year round for hiking, jogging, biking, skiing or simply taking your dog for a walk. Please remember: No motorized vehicles are allowed.  During my inspection of the trails earlier this week, I was able to witness all sorts of wildlife such as: deer, turkey, groundhogs and several different species of birds.  I'm quite certain that you will see the same thing on your tour.  All totaled, our trail system now measures over 5 miles in length, but can be shortened depending on how many trails you choose to take.  These trails are a tremendous asset to the club and only enhances our status as a member of the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program.

New trail around and through woods on north end of property

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