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New fitness trail opens at fairgrounds

By Kristina Gabalski, Correspondent Posted 8 October 2015 at 12:00 am

Photos by Kristina Gabalski
KNOWLESVILLE – A new fitness trail has opened at the 4-H Fairgrounds on Route 31 in Knowlesville. There will be an opening ceremony today at 6 p.m. with the Albion Running Club, where runners and walkers will then try the course.

“We see people come and walk the grounds all the time and thought this would be a nice addition,” Orleans County 4-H Educator Robert Batt said.

The half-mile trail includes six stations with various exercises/activities. The project is sponsored by the Running Club.

The public is invited to attend the grand opening and also to come out and make use of the trail at any time.

“4-Hers will also be able to use the trail before meetings,” Batt said.

The project includes a number of recycled items. Batt said the poles used for the signs are made from recycled tires and have been repurposed from a former exhibit on the fairgrounds. Additionally, old agricultural tires are used as part of the stations. At Station #1, for example, the tires are used for a triceps dip.

“The project is green and environmentally friendly,” Batt observed. “It’s super exciting.”