Wednesday, October 14, 2015

More Notes from the Trails

In an effort to make using Shelton's Trails more interesting, the Trails Committee added a series of map boxes to a number of the entry kiosks this year.  In addition to maps there were small notebooks in the boxes so trail users could jot down their thoughts, wildlife observations, trail conditions, sketches, fishing catches, whatever they felt was interesting.

This was an experiment because we didn't know what people would write, or if they would write anything at all.  Some of the notes from the Hope Lake Kiosk were:

"4/17 THANK YOU!!! You are all GREAT, we have been fishing + hiking here + other lakes... ware are on Meadow St. + my oldest kids are now 17 + 15 - been doing it since they were toddlers + still do - have a 10 yr old too.  My son said there was info on Salmon in the area? But not here anymore.  He DID catch a 14" trout here last Sat. "

"It was quite plesint . I came her with my Dad! ME"

Nice, we have to fix up the Hope Lake Kiosk and will try to add some fishing info.

"5/31/15 Alex I was here very nice lake."

"June 22, 2015 I just moved to Shelton and who knew there was this lovely, peaceful oasis! Very nice! I will bring my husband by as he loves to fish... and my son. Jen  P.S. I left the pen for others to use."

It looks like we have to talk to the local realtors about Shelton's open spaces.  They may be able to sell a few more homes by pitching the town's greenways.  Bring the whole family and enjoy.

"6/30/15 Cool dude, we found you.  Tony & Sal  9:58 AM Nice place to hike & Mountain Bike - Dude"

"7/10/15 Great fishing spot & hiking trails D, R, V"

"Just hiked around some of your trails woods were excellent, was here before - Mark W from Ansonia"

"Loved the view and serenity, God bless"

We're glad that everyone had a good time.  Oak Valley Trail around Hope Lake was one of the earliest trails in Shelton.  And one of the prettiest too.  So whether you're a first-time explorer, long-time veteran, or tourist checking out the area - Enjoy Shelton's Open Spaces.

Keep those notes coming and we'll try to keep the map boxes stocked.  (and please leave the notebooks in the map boxes - Thanks S.T.C.)

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