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Fisher Farm Update
Fisher Farm Park Mountain Bike Trails in Davidson will begin being built soon. Last August of 2003 I began talks with Steve Fraher (Director of Davidson Park and Rec) and other Davidson Town Board Members and interested folks about the possibility of MTB trails in some recently acquired farm land named Fisher Farm.

To my surpise, Steve was already interested in putting MTB trails in the park. He was looking for somebody to design, build and maintain the trails. Well... it all took off from there. I was fortunate to become part of the committee to design the master plan for the park. Sitting through several design meetings and town board meetings in Davidson Town Hall. I won't lie to you, I was scared to death at times because I had no idea what I was really doing. I had to listen a lot and ask a lot of questions. Being able to build this trail has been kind of a dream come true. It's not everyday that something like this just drops into your lap. Anyway, the park master plan was ratified in Nov. 2003. MTB trails and all. The plan includes perimeter hiking trails, primative camp sites, some multi-use fields and basketball courts.

Update on development of the trails:
Frank Pietras, Tom Mathews, Steve Fraher and I went out about a month ago to look at the area for development. It was decided that we move forward with developing a trail system there. Flagging began about 2-3 weeks ago.

I will continue to flag trail every weekend if possible. The area is beautiful and will be able to fulfill and broad range of skill levels. I'm hoping for 3-4 miles of trail.

And one more thing...the entire park is under a conservation easement.
That means NO DEVELOPING OF THE PARK!




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