Living in the Canton and Woodstock communities means that you may have noticed the ongoing work on the Greenprints Trail System. With a 60-mile trail system in the works, mountain bikers, hikers, walkers, and runners have something to celebrate and draw them to the Woodstock and Canton communities. The Greenprints Trail System, which began to take shape in 2007, has numerous completed projects and several more in the works, or in the pipeline, as the Woodstock Trails website states.
The completed trails include the Town to Creek Trail and Noonday Creek Trail, the Trestle Rock Trail, the Taylor Randahl Memorial Mountain Bike Trails, Dupree Park Family Mountain Trails, WellStar Community Health Trail (in partnership with Woodstock Elementary), the Dupree Park Fitness Trail, and the Little River Pedestrian Bridge. These trail portions represent a part of the whole system that will interconnect in the future.
In the Works
There are two trail projects that are currently in the works. The Rubes Creek Trail will be a part of the downtown loop in the future, and construction of the Towne Lake Pass Trail is due begin in early 2015.
If you are interested in helping to further the Greenprints Trail System through donations or fundraising, there are a few options you should be aware of. The alliance always accepts donations and volunteer help, you can easily donate online and sign up to volunteer online.
Trailfest is a fundraising event that has been taking place since 2010. The 2015 Trailfest will take place downtown Woodstock on May 2 at Market Street and the Elm Streets Art Village Event Green. Participants are welcome to participate in the 5K or fun run, enjoy food and beer from vendors, test their skills on a ⅛ mountain biking loop, and participate in rock climbing. One of the highlights of Trailfest involves the live entertainment. This year’s event features The Dirty Guv’nahs, and they will be preceded by Davin McCoy & the Coming Attractions. Sponsorship opportunities are avialable. Contact the alliance if you are interested in learning more about attending or sponsoring Trailfest.