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Refurbished Braille Trail at Valley Falls Dedicated

The ceremony took place on Friday.

The dedication of the refurbished multi-access Braille Trail at Valley Falls Park took place on Friday.

Mayor George Apel presided over a traditional ribbon-cutting ceremony.

The event was sponsored by the Friends of Valley Falls, the Vernon Greenways Volunteers and the Vernon Parks and Recreation Department.

The dedication marked the completion of a three-year grant project funded by the federal Recreational Trails program and administered through the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. The grant was awarded to the Friends of Valley Falls. Matching funds were provided by volunteer efforts of the Friends, the Vernon Greenways Volunteers and a grant from Pratt & Whitney.

The new-look trail features 17 new metal Braille signs, brick and concrete surfaces on the walkway and trail improvements.

The multi-access trail is a popular attraction at Valley Falls Park for all ages.

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