Elias Gordon and family were among the many islanders who turned out Saturday to celebrate #nationaltrailsday
with a walk on the new Blakely Hill Trails north of Blakely Harbor.
The mile and a half of public trail easements were donated last summer through the Bainbridge Island Parks Foundation. The trails are seeing ongoing work by Bainbridge Metro Parks, with graveling, a footbridge and other enhancements for safe, year-round use. Find the trailheads at points along Old Mill Road (east of the cemetery road) and Blakely Hill Road, with a great new path meeting the Cemetery Trail halfway up from Blakely Harbor.
Hikers including LinMara Bluebird and Joanie Klorer (from left, with the Parks Foundation’s Lisa Sheffer) sticky-dotted their favorite routes on a map showing Bainbridge Island’s more than 42 miles of public trails.