HOLDEN – The Holden Land Trust celebrated a grand opening of a new kiosk and parking lot for the trails at Hart Farm on Sunday.
Organizers said the new lot was needed because the tight curve of Copeland Hill Road made it dangerous for folks to park and walk over to the trails.
The new kiosk shows where the trails are for people to enjoy. According to Kris Reid, who is on the Holden Land Trust Board, Holden doesn’t have many trail networks, so they were glad to make Hart Farm more accessible to the community.
“Our main goals are to help preserve open spaces and to keep the rural character to Holden,” said Betty Jamison, also on the Holden Land Trust Board.
The Holden Land Trust owns the farm the trails are on.
Wesley Hart, who grew up on the farm and whose dad was the last farmer there, said he’s glad the land is being taken care of.
“I’m just happy that there’s no houses being built here and everybody gets to enjoy it,” said Hart.
The new lot and kiosk were paid for by a grant. The grant money also went to trail work and new trail markers.