FALL CREW COMPLETES RENOVATIONS ON FAULKNER TRAIL
The VYCC has a long history working with Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park and this summer the Conservation Program was able to send two crews to Woodstock to work on the Faulkner Trail. Leaving from Faulkner Park and making its way up gentle grades to the South Peak of Mount Tom, this trail meanders through big trees, beautiful stonework, and many benches. The design of the Faulkner Trail is accessible to walkers of all fitness levels and abilities. While these trails have held up well over the past 70+ years, they face several threats, primarily due to the deterioration of tread over time and the encroachment of roots and rocks.
Two VYCC crews repaired and constructed new sections of trail, in adherance with ADA guidelines to increase access to a variety of users. Power wheel barrows enabled the crew to lay close to a mile of new tread surrface to the trail. They also constructed a 70 foot crib wall and a double lane switch back wide enough to allow two wheelchairs to pass one another on the trail. Completing the trail after many weeks of work was rewarding for the Fall Crew. This project will enhance visitors’ experience in the Marsh-Billings-Rockefellwer National Historical Park for years to come.
For more information on this and other Conservation Program projects, contact Chris Ricker at 802.434.3969 ext. 140.