By: Tricia Follert
It’s that time of year that we are all hoping for snow, snow and more snow. Whether snowshoeing, skiing, skating or taking your dog for a walk, it’s a beautiful time to be outside to enjoy all the beauty that Lamoille region has to offer. We all know the benefits of outdoor recreation. It provides a time to clear your mind and do something good for your body and soul.
This is a great place to live, work and play, but I have heard many times that there is not enough for kids to do. We’d love to involve more people in recreational planning for our community. Would you consider joining a recreation committee? It would be a great opportunity to share your opinion about what this community should offer.
Below are a few recreational opportunities open to the public:
- This year we are attempting to have a skating rink at Oxbow Riverfront Park! It’s been a bit of a struggle getting the location set up and getting ice into the rink, but it is finally coming along. Hopefully we’ll have some cold weather in the coming weeks to get some ice built up.
- The summer music series at Oxbow Riverfront Park is coming into its sixth year, better than ever. The first music series event we held in June of 2011 attracted a crowd of 35; last year there were hundreds of people at each and every music event. This is a great example of our community coming together and building strong roots.
- Did you know there are two sets of horseshoe pits at the park? Gather your friends and start some tournaments, or just go and enjoy throwing some shoes.
- On Thursday evenings a group meets and plays ultimate Frisbee. It’s free, open to the public and lots of fun.
We’d like to see more healthy opportunities in the community and we ask that you help make it happen. If you’re interested in being on the recreation committee please contact me:
Community Development Coordinator
Town of Morristown
Tricia Follert is the Community Development Coordinator for the Town of Morristown, where she coordinates and implements activities for the town. She currently sits on three local boards, River Arts, Lamoille County Planning Commission and the Morristown Alliance for Commerce and Culture, and works closely with many local nonprofits on community projects. She is also actively involved in the community gardens, the rail trail and the arts.