Thursday, May 31, 2012
Whether we are skiers, snowshoers, bikers or hikers, we can all agree that trails are fun. From the possibilities of a line on a map to the actual experience of getting outside and discovering a route, trails can inspire, excite, calm and refresh us.
But did you know that these simple paths can help create healthy communities? Or that trails and good walking/cycling infrastructures can be significant economic drivers? Pardon the pun.
Yes, it's true, trails are all this and much more.
Following the money trail. Plum Line, Warren.
You don't have to take my word for it, though. Check out this article and a recently published video, with several Mad River Valley mentions.
So, you might be wondering, why all this focus on trails?
Other than my own trail-obsession, it's because this Saturday, June 2nd, is National Trails Day! In case you weren't aware, the Mad River Valley is chock full of trails. But we need your help to continue building and maintaining them.
From Blueberry Lake to Moretown, there are big plans for trail improvement and development all over the Valley this summer. Remember, more and better trails means a healthier community with a vibrant economy!
Join us for a Mad River Riders trail day on Saturday at 10am, Stark Mountain Bikes RT 17 and 100. Maple donuts will be provided for volunteers. Mmmm.
One our coolest trails, the Mad River.
The trail wildflower season is here too.
Making hay while the sun shines.
Another common trailside asset, blackberry blossoms.
Health is wealth. Also found along our trails, Ganoderma tsugae/lucidum is known as the mushroom of immortality.
Chairman, Sugarbush Stoke Exchange
"Let water (gravity) roll over and through you. Become the flow." The Tao of Egan
Login to Leave a Comment