Many equestrian communities are challenged with maintaining a trail system and are often dependent on the cooperation of property owners due to easement issues. The result is either having to trailer horses to a central area in order to gain access to the trails, or crossing busy roads and intersections. Not so at Grande Pines!
15 Foot easements throughout the 750 acres ensures that the trails will always be there. All lots of 8 acres or more have a trail along at least one side of the property. Our lot is 11 acres and we have trails along three sides! Ride off the property straight onto a trail. No roads nor traffic to deal with. At Grande Pines trail riding or walking is easy and safe.
The trails are all cleared, but are intended to blend into the landscape. An adopt-a-trail program is in place and property owners were given the opportunity to name the trails. A trail map with the names is now available and will soon be posted at one of the trail heads along Grande Pines Vista, the main street through the community.
We have been enjoying our walks and rides along the trails -- you really are out in the country where the only sound is that of birds chirping in the forest. It also quickly becomes clear that we share Grande Pines with deer, wild turkeys, squirrels, rabbits, etc. Our dogs are forever chasing something, never with any success...
We love the trails. Early morning or late afternoon walks or rides are so relaxing. Always a great way to either start the day or wind down!
Posted by Darroll Buytenhuys