Ellen Strauss, second from right, shows participants in the first annual Path Walk the location of an old bridge, which was partly covered and partly open, that used to cross the Mad River. Remnants of the bridge are visible from the Kingsbury Bridge Greenway. The path walk was sponsored by the Mad River Path Association.

Twenty one people (and three well-behaved dogs) attended the first annual Path Walk, sponsored by the Mad River Path Association, on Saturday, Dec. 2. Walkers toured the Kingsbury Bridge Greenway and two sections of the Mad River Greenway.

At Warren’s Riverside Park, walkers observed evidence of floodwaters that had swept across the park the previous night, carrying tree trunks and limbs, leaving piles of wood scattered on the field, reported path association director Carol Thompson.

he said group also walked along the original Route 100, where an old stone bridge abutment could be seen, before circling around the Sugarbush snowmaking pond road, viewing a possible spur trail that would follow the pipeline route to the Access Road.
“The rain from the night before left the trail muddy and wet in places, but the group completed the two mile loop in about one hour,” Thompson said.

or another chance to get involved, the Mad River Path’s Millbrook Trail/Catamount Trail work day is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 9th at 9:00 a.m. The group will be replacing several bridges. Attendees are asked to bring shovels, hammers, and work gloves.  Meet at Fayston Elementary School parking lot. Rain date will be Dec. 16th.

For more information, call 496-PATH.