Mary MacLennan , a Barriere Outdoor Club hard working volunteer is pictured standing beside one of the snowshoe trail signs at the Barriere Forks Trails that are now groomed and open to the public. (BOC photo)

Mary MacLennan , a Barriere Outdoor Club hard working volunteer is pictured standing beside one of the snowshoe trail signs at the Barriere Forks Trails that are now groomed and open to the public. (BOC photo)

Snowshoe trails are groomed and ready to use at Barriere Forks

“The Barriere Forks ski and snowshoe trails are ready to go,” advised Barriere Outdoor Club rep Mary MacLennan on Jan. 10.

“The club has been very busy lately getting the Barriere Forks cross-country ski and snowshoe trails packed, groomed and ready for the high school’s, grade 7 ski and snowshoe lessons that we host annually,” says MacLennan, who also takes part in teaching the stu-dents about the sport and how much fun it can provide in winter. She also encourages area residents to come out and enjoy the trails as well.

“We groom and care for the trails, not just for our organization and the students, but also for the community of Barriere to enjoy,” said the coach, “We invite people to come out and try these beautiful trails. The snowshoe trails are well marked with signs, just look for the blue markers along the way on the trees.”

MacLennan notes there is also a donation box at the trail head and another at the warming hut “that helps to offset our grooming costs”.

The gate is open, and users are asked to respect the no dog policy on the trails.

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