NORWALK, Conn. – It’s easy to find and follow the nature trails at Oak Hills Park now, thanks to the efforts of a group of Norwalk Boy Scouts.
Brien McMahon High school sophomore Bradley Carrano said 30 to 35 people helped clean up and demarcate the trail Saturday as part of his Eagle Scout project. The half-mile loop now ends behind the restaurant’s dumpster, which he said would be moved.
A sign has marked the beginning of the trail, off the restaurant’s parking lot, for months, but it was difficult to find an actual trail. Bradley and friends had already made that better with prominently placed orange markings. Now the trail is not only cleared but bordered in some places by logs.
Bradley and his friends are in Troop 2 in Rowayton. Adults also helped clean the trail. Bill Wrenn of the Friends of Oak Hills Park was on scene to make sure no environmental damage was done, he said.
Bradley said he used a computer application called All Trails to help figure out where the trail should go. It was “a lot of work,” he said. The crew was out there for nearly six hours.
Bradley’s dad, Anthony Carrano, said they also had used a leaf blower on the trail.
“My wife just walked it in flip flops – it’s that smooth,” he said.