Why The Pine Creek Rail Trail May Be the Perfect Friendship Walking Trail
“Friendship multiplies joy and divides sorrow.” – C.S. Lewis
Since April 28th, when I fell while playing a game of Pickleball and fractured my hip, I have become acutely aware of the importance of friendship during the healing process.
C. S. Lewis says, “To the Ancients, Friendship seemed the happiest and most fully human of all loves; the crown of life and the school of virtue. Friendship multiplies joy and divides sorrow.”
One of those friends who helped ease the pain of a broken bone was Linda Stager. She is the author of The Pine Creek Rail-Trail Guidebook. This book is valuable for walking, hiking, and biking the trail. We did our first Pine Creek Rail Trail adventure in 2016 and had been doing them almost every year since. You can watch the previous year’s broadcasts by clicking on the links listed in writing at the end of this article.
We typically did these broadcasts while riding our bikes. Julianna, my youngest daughter, walked/ ran on the 2017 broadcast because she had not learned how to ride her bike! What perseverance! She did learn to ride her bike on the 2018 broadcast while on the trail. And on the 2019 broadcast, she enjoyed her time riding! Julianna and I now enjoy riding our bikes as often as we can, alone or with other friends, like Blake and Christine.
This year, Linda, knowing I could not ride my bike, asked me to walk the Pine Creek Rail Trail for this year’s Movin’ Together. We went to one of her favorites that you can get to by taking the Webster Road off Route 6 and parking in a lot next to the trail. This area is about mile three of the trail and runs East to West. I had walked this far for the first time, and I felt great at the end! It was so peaceful, beautiful, and quiet.
I am still looking forward to riding my bike on the trail later this summer!
Exploring the Rail Trail with Linda is a must-see feature on Home Page Extras if you want to know more about our excellent, beautiful trail! Come and see!
2016 Rail Trail
2017 Rail Trail
Rail Trail 2018
2019 Rail Trail
Thanks for joining us on Movin’ Together
Videography: Andrew Moore
Video Editing: Andrew Moore
Writing: Sara Vogt
Anchor: Sara Vogt
Guest(s): Linda Stager
Produced by Vogt Media
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