Both ends of the north section of the Hickson Trail have for sometime had a bird feeder with handy walking sticks hanging below. The kind gentleman who made these probably expected a walker to borrow a stick on one end and hang it up at the other end.
This is the other major donor sign. They are 4′ x 4′ and will be hung in pairs at the County Road 17 entrance and at the Hickson Village entrance to the Hickson Trail.
The committee is pretty pumped that we have many wonderful signs, designed by a member and by Bennett’s signs. You will see them on the trail come Spring. This one is one of two major donor signs that will be duplicated at each end of the trail, i.e., Hickson and County Road 17.
On Sunday, 12 Nov 2017, about 30 Woodstock Field Naturalists and guests went for their first hike on the newest section of the Hickson Trail. The Field Naturalists have done clean up work on the central and southern portions of the trail and no doubt will take a personal interest in the north section as it develops.
The trail curves to the right through the old railroad abutments then left to the second bridge over Mud Creek. It was a bit muddy in this spot on Sunday’s hike by the Woodstock Field Naturalists and guests.
On Friday, November 10th, about 3 p.m., Jessica Jaremchuk, Regional Manager Frank Cowan Insurance, presented the Hickson Trail Committee with cheques totalling $5,000. Thank you Jessica and Frank Cowan Insurance!!
Shown below, just north of the Braemar Road entrance, are Ted Douglas, James Bond, Markley Bond, Ross Campbell-Chair of the Hickson Trail Committee, Jessica Jaremchuk, Maureen Ralph, East Zorra-Tavistock Deputy Mayor, Sharron Skevington, and Richard Skevington.
A cyclist enjoying our beautiful trail on Friday. Notice the original railway bridge abutments on the left.
Now that the trail’s construction is done we needed to lop off some tree stems and roots in the path. Thank you volunteers!
This is Rob Dunn of Dunn Excavating, Tavistock inspecting his machine after he completely finished brushing the trail this morning! In the background is Dave Roth of Raedon Excavating Ltd., Tavistock with a bucket/rake on his machine taking the topsoil off the rail bed at the very north end of the Hickson Trail just before noon today. The residents of Hickson could certainly hear the brusher working this morning.
This is Dave Roth in a closer view. Further back you can see his bulldozer which he is using to smooth out this newly renovated trail.