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.)