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Caroling joins love of nature

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Greenspace offers Winter Wonder event Saturday

By Amber Coulter

Area residents can sing Christmas carols while enjoying Elizabethtown trails Saturday.

Greenspace is organizing its occasional event Winter Wonder on Wintersmith, which offers caroling, hot chocolate and cider to those who explore the Wintersmith trail.

The volunteer organization cares for almost 20 miles of trails in the Elizabethtown area and sponsors several hikes each year to introduce the public to local trails and promote the group.

Winter Wonder on Wintersmith is planned to begin at 2 p.m. Saturday on Wintersmith Trail at the Justice Center and be the group’s last hike until early spring.

Visitors may park in the Justice Center parking lot.

Wintersmith is one of the area’s shortest trails at about two-thirds of a mile, Greenspace Publicity Chair Lori Timbers said.

Because December weather is unpredictable, Timbers said the hike likely will be short and include a relatively small group caroling with sheet music, especially because it might rain.

“Here it is in the 70s right now and I’m going to have hot chocolate and cider,” she said Monday.

It’s important to promote a love of and responsibility for the trees, streams and other outdoor treasures throughout the area, Timbers said.

The organization does that through hikes like the one planned this weekend, she said.

“We believe in the whole purpose of Greenspace is to preserve for our grandkids what our grandparents and other founding members of Greenspace have enjoyed,” she said. “We think that Greenspace is definitely a great asset to the city of Elizabethtown.”

Amber Coulter can be reached at (270) 505-1746 or acoulter@thenewsenterprise.com.