Many folks have appreciated the trail articles by Dave Emerson and Mark Stevens in the church newsletter over the past few years. Last year at this time, Ginny Litalien and Jacqueline Laufman were walking one of them and came up with the idea to compile them into a book for easier access. Now we have a booklet called Canterbury Tales and Trails having over 30 trails, some maps, directions, resources, reflections and some town history. What this town has to offer is impressive - a beautiful, peaceful town of hills, ponds, marshes, views, trails, stonewalls, old wells, cellar holes and woods to enjoy in all seasons, all hours and all weather. The trail descriptions are relatively unedited to maintain the local color and country essence of the tales our hiker/historians have told. There are undoubtedly more trails in town for one’s own discovery.
Come see the large wall map with trail locations that hangs in the library. The books are available at the Country Store, Elkins Library and Shaker Village for $5.00. The pandemic has inspired many more people to get out and walk and we hope this guide will encourage even more folks to experience all these gems!