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Happy meetings on the Huff 'n' Puff Trail


April 20, 2023

Gordon Weeks

The Shelton Rotary Club got an early jump on Earth Day activities with a cleanup and community event Saturday at the City of Shelton's Huff 'n' Puff Trail across the street from Shelton High School on Shelton Springs Road. Abe Gardner cleans the student memorial at the trailhead.

I ran into Journal reporter Gordon Weeks last Saturday on one of the segments of the Huff 'n' Puff Trail, that 1.8-mile-long collection of loops that meander through a stand of slender firs on several acres across the road from Shelton High School. A drawing of the trail on a handout I was given last weekend makes the loops look like a lopsided, five-lobed shamrock.

The trail, owned by the City of Shelton, is covered in wood chips, and it's flat. The rise in elevation can't be more than a foot - it might be one of the least huffy-and-puffy trails you'll experience. It's also rare to be in...

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