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County of Brant Completes Sensory Trail

By October 1, 2020 No Comments

County of Brant is holding a photo op for the new Nith River Sensory Trail on Thursday, Oct. 15 and Sensity has been invited to participate.

We are grateful for the opportunity and proud to have the Sensity logo included on the recently installed trail head sign as one of the contributors.

The Nith River Sensory Trail is an interactive recreational trail designed for people of all abilities. The trail includes a variety of elements to explore including musical instruments and a sensory garden. The trail also includes a variety features, which people with disabilities can use to access the trail independently such as a guided rope, braille signs, a paved path and an accessible picnic table.

The 270-metre trail is located in Lions Park in Paris.

“We hope we can expand the trail features in the future,” said Kealee Wazonek, the County’s accessibility and inclusion coordinator.

At an activity at the Resource Centre one year ago, individuals made and decorated birdhouses for the sensory trail. Inclement weather forced the cancellation of the birdhouse installation day late last fall. Then COVID-19 interfered with the plan to hold a launch event for the trail this year.

We’re still looking forward to the chance to attach the birdhouses to trees in a wooded section of the trail in the future.

Sesnity provided early input for the sensory trail through presentations to County officials in 2017 and a letter of support for the County’s application to the federal Enabling Accessibility Fund.

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