Calling all Friends of Buttermilk Falls Trail volunteers! We will be meeting on Tuesdays through out the seasons, and encourage you to make plans to join the Buttermilk Falls Trail team in building and improving these trails. All types of volunteers are welcome to work on the trails within your abilities. Tuesdays Team meets at the Ronnie Greenwell Drive and Route 933 at 9am.
I had the privilege yesterday to spend the afternoon touring the newly designed trails system at Buttermilk Falls. What a beautiful trails system. The primitive falls were bubbling down the hills and feeding into the creek that winds its way to Jims Bridge where pebbled creek beds call for toes to get wet and cool off in summer time heat. The tree of knowledge stands in a wonderland of nature. Huge grape vines move along the old forest floor like steam pipes, as they make their way clinging to canopies 60 feet in the air. Deer foot prints and the birds busy with spring time nesting and feeding new hatchlings. Wildflower blooms have given way to riotous yellow fields of mustard, and quiet trails lead to ferns growing 3 feet tall. Benches are being planned and stone floors have been set. Pavilions stand to welcome the walker to rest and take in the wondrous views.
The Buttermilk Falls Trail Committee and their volunteers have worked tirelessly and hard to make an even better location for the people who have historically enjoyed the Buttermilk Falls Trail area. While many communities would have just abandoned a trail that was in the way of progress, these people have given time, money and labor to create a beautiful addition to Meade County. Grant dollars, donated equipment and supplies have brought it this far, to finish they will need so much more. Be a community supporter at your work site and volunteer or find ways to help see Buttermilk Falls Trail to completion.