Tuesday, July 5, 2011

New RecPath Section Completed!

No matter how fast or slow you like to move the latest section of the RecPath has something for everybody. It seems like it's taken forever to get this project built but it's getting completed one step at a time.

Above is one of our local residents out enjoying a leisurely, and I do mean leisurely, stroll on the Wesley Drive section of the Shelton Lakes Recreation Path. This section was completed last week when the contractors added the last pavers at the road crossings.

It might not seem like much, but it was an important milestone given that this was one of the most difficult sections of RecPath to build. This section extended the Lane Street end of the RecPath almost a mile. And there is more to come!

Helpful Trail Tip: This section is really fun to bike ride going South toward Huntington Center. The upper Wesley Drive entrance near Scotch Pine Drive is a nice downgrade to get the roller coaster started.

The RecPath skirts the top of a ridge overlooking scenic Basil Brook; one of the prettiest little streams in Shelton. Last week my wife met a couple of local residents who had lived here 5 Years & had never been back to walk through the open space. They were amazed how beautiful it was.

There is a really nice section of the different natural features along Basil Brook on Teresa Gallagher's In The Field blog. The owner of the neighboring property, Basil Dikovsky, liked some of the work that was being done with the RecPath when it was just a hiking trail, and actually donated some of his land to the City so we could avoid having to climb a steep slope. It was a very generous gift that saved the taxpayers a lot of money because we didn't have to grade out a big cut slope while making the path handicapped accessible.

So go try out the new RecPath section at Wesley Drive. Whether you enjoy a quite walk in the morning, or bike riding with the kids we guarantee your satisfaction or your money back on the trail user fee.

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