Eagle Scouts install new benches in Bristol

A NEW BENCH has been built and installed on the Bristol Trail Network’s Business Loop trail by Eagle Scout candidate William Moran.
Photo courtesy of Porter Knight

BRISTOL — The Bristol Trail Network reports some changes and recommendations for using the trail system as winter approaches. The network was the beneficiary of Eagle Scout candidate William Moran, who built four benches for the trail as part of his Eagle Scout project. He finished installing them recently and they are, according to Bristol Trail Network’s Porter Knight, “simply gorgeous.” The benches add to the trail as lovely spots to rest, reflect, chat with a friend, or just enjoy the amazing views. Benches are located on the Basin Street trail, the Coffin Factory loop, the Business Park loop and the High School trail.

While many avid hikers stay out of the woods during hunting season, the network encourages spreading the word that the Bristol Trail Network is a safe place to walk during hunting season. It’s a good excuse to invite non-Bristol friends to come check out the trail! Wear blaze orange for extra safety.

With improvements happening now, the Business Park loop is again open for use. Wood chips are being laid to make the path more obvious. There is a rough portion in the southeast corner that the contractor will be smoothing out in the next week or so, after which the trail will formally reopen. In the meantime, feel free to hike there.

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