New trails have been built in the Pappas Recreation Complex. The trail begins at the concession stand, marked by a new trail sign erected to mark the trail head. It winds for approximately 7/8 of a mile down to the edge of the former Post Farm property – known locally as South Meadow Farm – at Southold and South Meadow Roads.

The Town of Auburn is the newest addition to the Blackstone Valley National Heritage Corridor, and this is the newest trail system in town.  Construction of the trail was grant-funded to make more accessible the 50 acres of land acquired by the Town in 2015.

Aerial view of the Pappas Recreation Complex/South Meadow Farm properties [Google Maps]

Thursday’s walk will explore the park, learn about flood controls put into place more than 50 years ago after much of the town flooded, and take in all that nature has to offer.

Interested persons can meet up with Auburn Town Planner, Matt Benoit, and other representatives at the Pappas Recreation Complex Concession stand at 10:30am Thursday morning. The walk will last approximately 1.5 hours. The Dr. Arthur and Dr. Martha Pappas Recreation Complex is located at 203 Pakachoag Street, Auburn. Plenty of free parking is available.

A formal grand opening and ribbon cutting will be held later this fall at a date and time to be announced.