Labyrinthine Ways Peace Park opens for season on Sunday

Sunday, Bridgid Day, the first day of Celtic Spring, Labyrinthine Ways Peace Park opens for its 14th season. If there is still some snow left, families can enjoy finding the bunny tracks, or deer, or coyote, or many birds, and of course, groundhogs. The Celts originated Groundhogs Day. Groundhogs surfaced and regardless of the sun, were really looking for a mate. Finding one, they then disappeared for six weeks to start a family. How about that!

Red twig dogwood is in its glory in February and there is way too much of it in the park. With a warm spell, pussy willows have been known to swell. Honey suckle may start leafing and many ground plants will start showing fresh greenery. Fun to find on a cold day.

A reminder though, please no motorized vehicles! They destroy the peaceful setting on the trails. Also, as this is open to two, four, six and eight legged creatures, there is no hunting or trapping allowed.

So, feel free to wander and enjoy the park. If you have any suggestions for improvement, don’t hesitate to stop by once the weather clears.

Labyrinthine Ways is located on Franklin Avenue above Tenney Street and opposite Greenhurst Avenue in Dunkirk.