and more people are becoming interested on outdoor recreation, both
as a means to relax and as a way to get some exercise. Such
a large piece of undeveloped land offers many opportunities for
people to see the great outdoors without having to go very far to
do so, a major plus with many people's hectic schedules. Rather
than needing to drive hours away, people can stay right in town
and find undeveloped lands teeming with
interesting kinds of
, and scenic
overlooks, ponds and streams.
the more athletically inclined, this offers a large area in which
to mountain bike or hike. Is it better to go to the gym and workout
while staring at a wall, or have a whole woodland to explore while
getting your exercise and fresh air too? In its current state,
it's also a wonderful area for orienteering, rock climbing, or running
with your dog. Depending upon how the land is eventually dealt
with, less sensitive areas could be partially developed (primarily
through the placement of trails) for horseback riding or cross country
skiing in the winter.
Currently, the area
near the Trowbridge Drive trailhead is a challenging woodland archery
range maintained by the New England Archers organization, which
holds events there throughout the year.
The area is also be
opened up for hunting and fishing in designated areas. Some
areas could be opened as sites for primitive camping. There
are many low impact recreational activities that could be carried
out on the Terre Haute property without any further development.