Boardwalk honors Norwalk River Valley Trail pioneer

Thirty years ago it wasn't easy to take a walk in the woods here. The Norwalk River Valley Trail has changed all that.

With its wide, level, stone-dust pathways and boardwalks that traverse shoe-sucking swamps, the trail enables people of all abilities to experience nature in a way that more rugged trails do not.

Last Thursday, a group of trail supporters gathered at a boardwalk near Twin Oak Lane, to honor Patricia Sesto, who advocated for the trail on state, local and personal levels from the beginning.