On October 25, 2023

Poultney Village gets new trailside amenities

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The Village of Poultney has installed three new benches, an informational kiosk, and a bike repair station along the D&H Rail Trail in the village.

 

With support from a “Quick Build” grant from the Vermont Dept. of Health, the Village of Poultney has installed three new benches, an informational kiosk, and a bike repair station along the D&H Rail Trail in the village, according to a news release, Oct. 16.

The new benches were custom made with donated material by REclaimED Makerspace and feature local slate bases donated by Taran Brothers Slate Company. The benches have reclaimed timber seats treated with a shou sugi ban technique for aesthetics and longevity. They are located at three key pause places along the trail; the Bentley Avenue parking lot, adjacent to the Poultney Pub on Main Street, and behind the former Village Firehouse located at 98 Depot St.

The new kiosk features a wayfinding map delineating the length of the D&H Rail Trail and noting key access points, destinations, and other trail networks in the area. The kiosk also has space to host information about local events or other area recreational assets.

The new bike repair station is clustered with the kiosk and a new bench in the area behind the former Village Firehouse near the intersection of Church Street and the Rail Trail. Public parking is available at this location for the trail or to access businesses or other establishments in the village.

For more info visit: RailTrails.vermont.gov.

 

 

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