Eat, Shop, and Walk the Rock Walls
Chamber Releases Think Local Master Guide
Residents and tourists alike are encouraged to grab some cheese and cold cuts before setting out on the ‘Manicotti Meander.’ Beginning in the Gulch near Trail’s Italian delicacy shop, Star Grocery, recreators ascend a covered set of stairs into West Trail’s European-inspired neighbourhood on one of the city’s 10 self-guided rock wall tours.
Via a tour pamphlet available at the Chamber office, walkers can choose between ‘easy,’ ‘moderate’ or ‘vigorous’ routes to view stonework built between the 1920s to mid-60s. Most start at a local business and recognize the European builders with bronze plaques, with all but one route named after pasta to commemorate the city’s Italian heritage. As an outdoor adventure that indulges historical curiosity, this fun activity brings people face to face with hundreds of rock walls, some 25 feet high and most carved by hand.
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