The dream of this village project, a Butterfly Trail, began over a year ago with the Macedon Village Pride Committee.

The dream of this village project, a Butterfly Trail, began over a year ago with the Macedon Village Pride Committee.

The village of Macedon gave its full support and agreed to some in kind services. The location for this Butterfly Trail is at Canal Park-Lock 30, west of the fire department and boat launch.

On July 24, the excavating began, thanks to the hard work of Herb Boyce Grading Co., Village DPW Roy Cottrell and Travis Chappell along with Marie Cramer, mayor village of Macedon and Macedon resident Bill Rider.

On July 26, the path was placed with help from the Floyd Frey Excavating and Blacktop Contractors, Cottrell and Jesse Moon, Cramer, the towns of Walworth and Macedon. The town of Palmyra agreed to be on call if needed. With the heavy down pour of rain the night before, this was a very difficult and challenging day for everyone involved. However, through perseverance and experienced workers, the job was completed.

The walk-able trail is now ready for visitors. This project will take a few years to complete, but residents will be very pleased. Volunteers and private donations are providing the means to complete the Butterfly Nature Trail.

If anyone would like to help through donations or volunteering time, feel free to contact Cramer at 986-2556.  

“Thank you to Mark DeCracker for bringing this idea to John Cieslinski and for John bringing this to the committee,” Cramer said. “Your great vision will help the Village of Macedon residents and canal travelers for many years.”