By Holly Nine
Saturday morning of the Elk River Fest, people gathered at the end of Pisgah bridge for the ribbon cutting and opening ceremony for the Buffalo Creek Recreational Trail. The first 3 miles of the trail is officially open and ready for hikers, bikers, horseback riders and others to enjoy the trail up to the Dundon Campground. There will be 22 miles in total from Pisgah to Widen, with several more miles of the trail open by the end of summer.
There were two guest speakers at the a ribbon cutting ceremony, Kelley Gillenwater, Chief Communications Officer at West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection and Robert Fala, Director of West Virginia Department of Natural Resources. Mr. Fala announced that Buffalo Creek, which runs along the trail, will be stocked with trout. Now that the Buffalo Creek Recreational Trail is open, residents of Clay County and tourists can enjoy the trail and the beautiful scenery that Clay County has to offer.