Nature trail opens

EPHRATAH – A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Saturday to open a new nature trail in town. The trail begins at the transfer station on Route 29 in town and is open to all daily from dawn until dusk.

According to a news release, the trail was the brainchild of Lyn Wood, a member of the town Planning Board. Wood previously worked at the Adirondack Center and wanted to bring a piece of the center into town for everyone to enjoy.

“It started out as a dream, and now that it’s a reality, I can’t believe it. I am so appreciative to all who helped make the trail happen,” she said in the release.

Many people and organizations played significant roles in the project, the release said. These included: Lexington’s Pathfinders Day Program cleared brush on the trail through the woods and created the registration box at the start of the trail; Jack Wood walked the trail and identified all of the trees; Ron Dygert made all the trail signs; Chris Simonds made and donated the road sign indicating the presence of the Nature Trail; Al Cretser, the head of Ephratah’s Recreation Commission, and Cretser’s son, Ethan, and daughter, Abby, helped lay out the trail and erected all the signage for it.