This morning's work party on Oak Valley Trail was canceled due to weather; snow. And not the light flurries topped with a some freezing rain that we usually get, but some real snow.
But the snow made for a very pretty backdrop for the new Paugussett Trail sign that was installed by the Connecticut Department of Transportation on Rt. 108 this week, just down the hill from Oak Valley Trail. We've worked on miles of new trail construction and re-routes this year but somehow it looks much more official when we get a blue oval sign along the State Road.
Thanks to Clare Cain at CFPA for ordering the sign and Ernie Lagoja at ConnDOT District 3 & the sign crew for making sure it got in the right place.
The Paugussett Trail crossing is located about 500 feet west of the Constitution Boulevard/Nells Rock Road intersection.
The snow made for a picturesque Christmas card scene at The Red Barn just around the corner. The Red Barn is located at the Nells Rock RecPath entrance and the Shelton Dog Park. If the lot is plowed out it makes a good access point to explore the trails. Maybe we'll have one of those impromptu snowshoe hikes in the near future.