Friends of the Windsor Locks Canal

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Photo Submitted by Elizabeth Sorrow

Dwight Phelps saws a downed tree into transportable pieces along the Windsor Locks Canal towpath. The amateur woodsman is a Windsor Locks member of the multi-town Friends group.

Volunteer members of the Windsor Locks Canal State Park Trail met monthly with local and state officials throughout the winter months, making plans for moving forward in our quest to preserve and enhance the park and trail for your enjoyment. Our volunteers have been cleaning up the winter debris and servicing and repairing equipment in anticipation of many visitors.

At the southern entrance to the trail in Windsor Locks, a new park with tables and ample parking has been completed. Future plans for this area include historical signage and a kiosk to welcome and inform visitors.

The park remains open year round with the exception of the gated section along the canal. This section is scheduled to open on April 1, weather permitting. With warmer than usual weather, many of you will want to get out and shake off the winter blues.

Our regularly scheduled work-day is Tuesday from 9 to noon, but our volunteers can be seen most anytime donating hundreds of volunteer hours annually. Hope you will stop to say hi and support our efforts.

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