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Snowshoers celebrate St. Germain trail upgradesSubmitted: 01/18/2020
Zack White
Zack White
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zwhite@wjfw.com

Snowshoers celebrate St. Germain trail upgrades
ST. GERMAIN - Silent sports enthusiasts gathered in St. Germain on Saturday to celebrate a new connector loop and an expanded parking area that was added to the Fern Ridge Trail System.

Chairperson of the St. Germain Non-Motorized Trail Committee Anne Small said the scenery of the Northwoods plus the new improvements encourages people to come out and enjoy nature.

"People really like this property," said Small. "It's very pretty and in an open mature woods and it's very hilly."

Small said despite recent storms bringing more snow to the trails, it did not make her job harder.

"I came out this morning and packed down the trails," said Small. "I went around the loops a couple of times, but once it's packed down its easy."



Snowshoe enthusiast Karen Tolley said even in harsh conditions, she will always enjoy the trails.

"It was perfect weather after the cold spell we had the other day," said Tolley.

Tolley said she enjoyed seeing all the people on the trails almost as much as she enjoyed walking on them.

"It's nice to come out and celebrate and see all the happy people and it's just enlightening," said Tolley.

Small said long term goals for this year include developing a sledding hill on the property and incorporating it into the silent and motorized trail areas.

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