By Clint Parker
Weaverville – A check of the Lake Louise walking trail early Tuesday morning (April 21) found a couple of people taking advantage of the reopening of the popular walking area by Weaverville Town officials. This is the first time the walking trail has been reopened since town leaders closed it due to the COVID-19 lockdown.
The opening has limitations. According to information found on the Town of Weaverville’s Facebook: The trail at Lake Louise Park is being opened for walking, on a test basis. Please limit walking to the one-way pattern designated on signage and follow six-foot physical distancing guidelines. Do not enter into the park itself, as all shelters, playground equipment, exercise equipment, restrooms, etc. remain closed. No fishing will be permitted. Additionally, the water wheel area will remain closed. The Main Street Nature Park will also remain closed. Rules will be strictly enforced.
The Tribune did notice that a Weaverville Police cruiser was parked at the parking area near Bankstown Road.
When the park reopens for fishing, area residents will enjoy the new pier that has been built by the NC Wildlife Commission. The town council approved the construction of the pier earlier this year.