Quinten Permenter, a member of Boy Scout Troop 114, based out of the Canton Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, recently blazed a trail into the property off of Robin Drive as his Eagle project.
In late 2011, Harrison Wasserbauer, a member of Canton Boy Scout Troop 177, blazed a trail from the parking area on Robin Drive to the edge of the 140-acre property.
Permenter recently extended the trail about .6 miles into the property. While such blazes often follow old footpaths, most of the area did not, requiring extensive cutting and clearing.
Fortunately he had the help of his Canton High School football teammates and other friends.
Still Permenter, a senior at Canton High School, estimates it took more than 100 hours of work time.
"I was happy to do something that helps the community and that helps people be active," he said.
During a recent walk of the trail Neil Pade, the town's director of planning and community development, praised Permenter's work.
"This makes it a much more functional piece of land," Pade told him. "Clearly you did a lot of hard work and should be proud."
The trail does come out near an old logging or other access road and Pade said there are possibilities for further extension and connection.
Permenter's project is the latest of several Eagle projects that have helped the town.
"We're starting to amass a lot of public benefit," Pade said.
Some of those recent projects include:
- Collinsville Tree inventory - Josh Leff, June, 2011
- Cannon Trail 1 - Harrison Wasserbauer, Fall 2011
- Bus shelter at High School - Drew Baugher, Fall 2011
- Railroad Historic Town Markers (Rail Trail signage) - Tyler Steers, March 2013
- Carpenter Trail 1 - Ryan Vaillancourt, May 2013
- Cannon Trail 2 - Quinten Permenter, September 2013
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