We are pleased to announce a groundbreaking ceremony for two new sections of the "Wilton Loop", followed immediately by a volunteer Work Day to help our trail-builder with preparatory tasks. Come and join us for both events or just one. Details:
START: 10:00 a.m.
MEETING PLACE: Commuter Park & Ride just north of Orem's Diner on Route 7 in Wilton (near junction with Route 106, Wolfpit Rd).
PARKING: Same place.
Walk together to ceremony site (1.1 miles of gentle, surfaced trail).
Brief remarks from individual and corporate trail donors.
Work Day - Volunteers should bring work gloves, and any (or none) of the following tools: small handsaw, leaf rake, loppers, pole / pruning saw. Water will be provided.
The principal new section of trail will run 0.5 miles from Sharp Hill Road to near Twin Oak Lane, extending the existing east-side Loop. On the west side of the Loop, we will build a trail along the south side of Horseshoe Pond. Both sections will be designed and built by Vermont-based Timber and Stone LLC, the same company that built NRVT sections in Wilton in 2014.
PHOTO - Wilton Loop under construction in 2014
The new trail has been made possible by generous donations from the community. In addition to the many smaller, but invaluable contributors, we would like to thank:
Claude and Jennifer Amadeo
The Bauer Foundation
Dorel Sports (Cannondale bikes)
John and Doon Foster
Clifford and Norma Fox
Greg and Gina Jansen
James and Lisa Lillie
Next Step Living
The Oaklawn Foundation
Steve and Betsy Pettit
The Robertson Family Foundation
Aaron and Alexa Schlechter
Chris and Catherine Stroup
The Wescustogo Foundation
Wilton Go Green
The NRVT plans next to extend the east-side loop as far as Skunk Lane. If an additional $250,000 can be raised, we may be able to achieve this goal in 2015. The east-side loop will eventually run to Pimpewaug Road, the Wilton Family Y, and Cannondale Village, meeting an expanded west-side loop at Allen's Meadows.