By Mark Casell

Located in the back of the Alden Town Park is a community treasure with something for everyone.

Conceived in 1976 and developed through the hard work of the Alden Environmental Conservation Commission, Town Board, Town Highway employees, local Boys Scouts and other volunteers, this 1.5 mile network of wooded paths was formally opened and dedicated in 1981. Since completion it provides not only excellent spring flower viewing, but also bird watching, nature study, hiking, picnicking, annual school cross country races and excellent winter use opportunities. The trail is open year round.

See full story and more photos in the January 21, 2016 issue of the Alden Advertiser.