By KATINA WATT

News-Herald Staff Writer

JEWETT – This is the time of year that makes us all step back and be thankful for the true gifts in our life- faith, family, and friends. It is also a time to reflect on day-to-day things that we are able to enjoy because we live in this small rural area. Things that we tend to take for granted throughout the year such as our reliable next door neighbor, our local merchants helping out with school fundraisers, and communities that pull together to help one of their own.  We also may overlook the natural beauty and charm of the places throughout our county that we need to take pride in year round: the energy that surrounds Tappan Lake during the summer months, the quaint covered bridges that dot the county, the rich colors of Sally Buffalo in the fall. Another one of these natural beauties, whose flora and fauna are abundant in all four seasons, is the Conotton Creek Trail. The trail is not just a warm weather recreational site, but also a Harrison County sanctuary that is put to use all year long. And it all started with the request of one Jewett Elementary School student.

Read about the history and area that encompasses the Conotton Creek Trail on the Jewett Community pages in this weeks print edition of the Harrison News-Herald.

Pictured above:  Along the trail, a wood duck stops for a photo op near Bowerston. NH Photo/KATINA WATT