BRATTLEBORO — On Saturday, Nov. 2, at 10 a.m. there will be a Grand Opening and tour of the new interpretive nature trail that follows along the Rotary Disc Golf Course located in Living Memorial Park. There are signs at the beginning of each of the 18 fairways which will help people learn more about the ecology and the history of the property. For example, do you know the history of the name of Mount Wantastiquet, which can be seen from the course, or the origin of ancient ferns, or the role dead trees play in the ecosystem?
The course winds 2.2 miles around the hills and valleys of the park and has a scenic stream view. There is also a Tree Treasure Hunt, challenging people to locate 16 tree species that are marked along the disc golf trails. There is a map of the course and the tree game sheet at the Disc Golf Course Kiosk located across the park drive near the tennis court parking lot.
Naturalist Lynn Levine composed the signs for the interpretive trail. The tee signs will be dedicated at the beginning of the tour to the Rotarian John Kohler (1960-2019), who sketched maps of each fairway. The maps assist disc golfers in their approach to each hole.
To take a hiking tour of the course, meet with Levine and Rotarians Josh Traeger and Rob Szpila, the originators of the disc golf course, at the parking lot at the Living Memorial Park tennis courts.