Disc golf nature trail opening, tour on Saturday
BRATTLEBORO- On Saturday, November 2, at 10 am, there will be a grand opening and tour of the new, thought-provoking, interpretive nature trail that follows the Rotary Disc Golf Course in Living Memorial Park.
There are signs at the beginning of each of the 18 fairways, which will help people learn more about the ecology and the history of the property. One sign, for example, features the history of the name of Mount Wantastiquet, which can be seen from the course. Other signs feature the origin of ferns and the role dead trees play in the ecosystem.
The course winds 2.2 miles around the hills and valleys of the park and has a wonderful stream view. There is also a tree treasure hunt, challenging participants to locate 16 tree species marked along the disc golf trails. Maps of the course and the tree game sheet can be found at the disc golf course kiosk located across the park drive near the tennis court parking lot.
Naturalist Lynn Levine composed the signs for the interpretive trail. The tee signs will be dedicated at the beginning of the tour to Rotarian John Kohler (1960-2019), who sketched maps of each fairway. The maps assist disc golfers in their approach to each hole.
To take a hiking tour of the course meet with Levine and Rotarians Josh Traeger and Rob Szpila, the originators of the disc golf course, at the parking lot at the Living Memorial Park tennis courts before 10 am.