From the Executive Director: Downed Trees

By: twadmin | 10 Apr 2018

Spring Hiking at Tarrywile

“Spring is the time of the year when it is summer in the sun and winter in the shade.”

– Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

Charles Dickens had it right. You can go for a hike and be warm one minute, round a corner in the trails and be in the shade, or the sun will be covered by some clouds and it will get chilly. So even though winter is releasing its last grips on us, it is still best to wear some layers when hiking due to these temperature variations.

hiking trail through woods and ferns

Be Aware of Downed Trees

The other thing that you should be prepared for as you head out is blow downs, also known as fallen trees. This winter saw many trees fall down and block the trails. It will take some time for our two grounds staff to clear the limbs and trees off these trails. As I type this, every trail in the Park has blow downs. This means that early season hikers will likely need to work your away around or even over some obstacles. Just like with muddy areas, try to stay on the trail as much as possible to minimize environmental impact.

We want to thank the volunteers that have already helped us clear some of these trees. So much is accomplished here at Tarrywile with their help. If you would like to join us for National Trails Day, always the first Saturday in June, we would love to have you.

If you belong to an organization which would like to contribute to the park by way of a community service project, a donated service or monetary donation, please contact the office either by phone or email. We truly appreciate all our volunteers and donors, without you all we wouldn’t be the beautiful park you love and enjoy.

Until next time remember; leave no trace, respect wildlife, leash your dog, leave what you find, respect fellow park users, always be prepared, but most importantly, enjoy all that Tarrywile Park has to offer.

sign that states leave no trace