With some money, ideas and luck, the village of Copenhagen will have a walking trail this summer.
A community group has a plan, and is looking for help.
"The more commuity input, the better," said Judy Bartlett, the chair of the community group.
Here's the plan so far: a one and a half mile walking trail that would start on the now abandoned Hunt street and run through the village, connecting school grounds and village roads.
The proposed path is on village and school owned properties that have already been approved for use.
For now, the plan is pretty simple, but Bartlett says the group is counting on residents for more ideas.
"Do they want benches on the trail? Do they want it lit for night time use? Do they want more trails?," she said
The group is also asking for help fundraising. The trail is expected to cost $70,000, money that has to be raised through grants or donations. Village mayor Kenneth Clarke is on board and encouraging residents to get involved.
If we could connect some trails and sidewalks together I think it would make it a lot better for the village," Clarke said.
So far, two grants have come through totaling a thousand dollars.
(The community is invited to a meeting Tuesday night to discuss plans for the walking path. It's at 7 p.m. at the Copenhagen fire hall.)
Thursday, December 8, 2016, Watertown, NY
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