WILTON — A new, short trail close to downtown is expected to attract a lot of people, Scott Lindsay of the Wilton Conservation Commission told selectmen this week.

Nature photographers, such as Tony Nazar, have already discovered the bounty of photo opportunities at the Couber’s Brook trail, Nancy Prince, commission chairwoman, said.

Selectmen unanimously approved signage for the 800-foot-long trail from Sunset Avenue to behind the American Legion Hall on Main Street.

Over the past seven months, commission members have worked to develop a short trail to make the brook area more accessible without detracting from wildlife, Lindsay said.

A portion of the 2- to 4-foot wide path is on a steep slope behind the American Legion and Wilton Public Safety Building, making it difficult to maintain, but it’s passable and usable now, he said.

The group sought permission to end the trail at the Legion hall’s back parking lot. They’ve received donated wood from commission member Russell Black, and Bruce Farnum is ready to make signs, he said.

Eventually, the group would like to build an observation blind, Lindsay said. Not a big or elaborate structure but a place for a bench where people can observe the wildlife.

The trail has easy access from Academy Hill and Cushing schools and could provide an educational opportunity for studying nature, Prince said.

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