New nature trail open to community

Broadalbin-Perth’s new nature trail, which doubles as a regulation cross country trail for the district’s teams, is now open and available for use by all district residents. The 1.6-mile trail, located in the wooded area behind the baseball and softball fields at the Broadalbin campus, was created as part of Phase 1 of Broadalbin-Perth’s $39.7 million capital project that was approved by voters in May 2016.

map of new BPHS nature trailThe trail is open dawn to dusk year-round, but it is closed during the school day. Although pets and motorized vehicles are prohibited, residents are encouraged to use the trail for walking, running, biking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. District leaders ask that users respect the trail and carry their trash out, and they note that the trail will be monitored using security cameras.

Trail signs will be installed soon, including trail maps at each trailhead and distance markers along the trail. (Click the image to open a full-size image of the trail map.) Residents are welcome to park in the new auxiliary parking area adjacent to the new baseball and softball fields, near Trail Head B on the trail map.

Members of the school community can stay up-to-date on Capital Project work by visiting the Capital Project page on the district website. In addition, information about any changes to the normal operation or use of school facilities will be posted to the district Facebook page and shared with faculty, staff, parents and residents through email and the B-P mobile app (available for Apple and Android devices).