Ramps, routes to update trail system
With snow covering some of the ground in the Exploits area, snowmobile and ATV enthusiasts alike are beginning to ride the trails. The Town of Grand Falls-Windsor is attempting to make the process a little easier this season.
One of the ways the Town of Grand Falls-Windsor is attempting to accommodate snowmobilers and ATV riders is by placing ramps in four areas of town for easier loading and offloading of machines. Chief Constable Terry Eisenhauer of the Grand Falls-Windsor municipal police department and Councilor Bruce Moores, chair of the parks, recreation and special events committee said council is also planning to upgrade and create trails around town for easier access to the trail system. Krysta Colbourne photo
Councilor Bruce Moores, chair of the parks, recreation and special events committee, added council will be looking at extending the trail from Main Street to behind the mill so people will have access to across the Exploits River from Main Street.
"That's our intentions, to get the circle right around town so that people can access and go wherever they want and to get tourists to stop and come into town," Coun. Moores said.
"The main reason is the attract tourists to town and give the residence the services that they requested to load and unload their machine without running up and down the town streets. So we'll have the network in place so we can satisfy our citizens. We're going to take care of that part of our recreation."
"It's going to take a few more dollars, but once we get things in motion that we can demonstrate to the provincial government, we're hoping they will come on side as well." Municipal Chief Constable Terry Eisenhaur
Chief Constable Eisenhaur said as needs arise, they will look at ways to oblige.
"As we identify things that are needed, I'm sure we will put it in place," Constable Eisenhaur said. "We're going to attempt to accommodate everybody that we can, but it's probably not going to be possible to accommodate everybody's needs.
We're probably a little tardy getting going on it, but we're going to catch up really quickly."