Boardwalk Planned

A boardwalk from the north end of Wells directly into the community forest could soon be a reality.

Wells-Barkerville Community Forest and Wells and Area Trails Society hope to begin construction of the boardwalk this fall.

The first phase of the boardwalk will extend from Dawson Street due north to the Willow River, and a second phase will include a bridge for hikers, cyclists and cross country skiers across the river. From there a new trail will continue north to connect to the east-west Coronado Road.

The boardwalk, bridge and trail will enable locals and visitors alike to take a short evening stroll or use the boardwalk to access the Cornish Mountain trails for longer hikes, mountain biking and cross country skiing.

It will also provide quick and easy access to the forest by teachers and students at the Wells-Barkerville School, who will then be able to use the forest as a living classroom.