The purchase price is $2 million and will be paid out largely from funds that the Conservation Commission receives from Current Use Taxes over the coming years. Other funds may come from State grants.
CLYDE POND IN THE SUMMER
On the north side the bank falls off very rapidly—perfect for the rope swing that has been in place there for 20 years. Clyde Pond would nicely complement the Town Beach, both by being across town, and by being more of a swimming hole than beach.
In addition, several open areas have been cleared around the pond, one large enough to play ball, and there will be two picnic tables.
CLYDE POND IN THE WINTER
Trails have already been built on the slope (see map) and a snowboard park is partially built. The hill will also have a spot for sledding—perhaps the only public sledding hill in town. All it takes is substituting a little exercise for a chairlift!
Like Clyde Park, it features a special body of water, a 1.5 acre pond right off of Castle Hill Road connected to a 25-acre marsh laced with beaver canals.
The marsh is particularly spectacular in winter when one is able to walk out and explore the channels that weave through the brush.
Of particular interest is The London Bridge Trail, which runs from Castle Hill Road, to Clyde Pond, to Center School. This trail is 3.5 miles long and goes along both Ashton and Clyde ponds and two large marshes. It does cross London Bridge Road at the top of the hill, but other than that, hikers would barely see a house along the way. Truly, something that takes one back to the Rural Oasis that Windham once was.
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