Sunday, July 10, 2016

Springfield seeks grant to expand Toonerville Trail

The popularity of the Toonerville Trail has led the town of Springfield down the path to expansion. The Springfield Select Board this week approved a state grant application to help pay for the extension, which would bring the trail head to Bridge Street, and the EdgarMay Health and Recreation Center.

Springfield pursuing $455K trail extension
The Springfield Selectboard approved on Thursday a grant application that would help fund a 3,250-foot, $455,513 extension of the Toonerville Trail, a popular walking and recreation trail that runs along the Black River.    


  1. Speaking of the J&L, when is that coming down? A park at that location would be a nice addition to the trail.

  2. This seems like a worthwhile venture. That trail gets a LOT of use! Now if someone could do something about the poison ivy growing along it...I've become reluctant to take my dog down there to walk because she likes to slip off the trail to sniff and I constantly have to check to see if its one of the heavy poison ivy areas.

  3. Can't afford to fix the roads but taxpayer dollars are readily available to pave trails. Grant money available..please apply...must spend!

  4. I'd gladly pave it all for $100,000.00!!!

  5. A town heading to nowhere adds more miles to its bike paths to nowhere. This folly could not be a more fitting metaphor for an aimless community that continues to suckle at the breast of big government. Such an embarrassment.

  6. The Indians had a foot path there and it was never paved.

    1. Maybe we should rename the trail to the "Redskin Warpath"?


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