2017-06-14 / Sports & Outdoors

Trail-builders wanted


A portion of the recreational trail in Kingfield. A portion of the recreational trail in Kingfield. KINGFIELD — The Kingfield Trail Builders are back at it for another summer of building non-motorized recreational trails and are looking for a few good men, women, boys and girls to help. Any age, any experience level, and any time you may have are all welcome and appreciated.

The second and fourth Wednesday of each month have been designated as the trail work days, meeting around 5:30 p.m. on the town’s property off the corner of Stanley Avenue. Parking is a little challenging; try to park on Stanley Avenue as best you can, or park in town and walk over.

Tools are provided, but extra leaf rakes are always welcome. You should bring gloves, water and bug/tic repellent. Remember, trail work is dirty work so wear your old clothes.

The Kingfield Trail Builders would like to share with the community the work done on the Kingfield trails so far. The group will host two open house dates for people to come view the trails, walk or ride the trails, and ask questions Aug. 5 and Sept. 9, both from 9 to 11 a.m.

The trail behind Stanley Avenue is ready to ride, walk or run. The .5 mile trail is a beginner level mountain bike trail, with a few intermediate challenges that all have alternate routes. Great trails for the kids to get out on and test their skills, or to enjoy and evening walk with the family, or possibly test out one of those new sweet bikes from the new bike shop in town.

The contact person is Alison Thayer. You can reach her at athayer@maine.edu if you have any questions, comments or suggestions.

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