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An early spring cleanup has the Sega Meadows bike trail in the Bordman district of New Milford ready to enjoy.

This was the word Monday from Eleanor Covelli, assistant director of the town's Parks & Recreation Department.

"It's such a great place to ride your bike, bring your dog for a walk, just enjoy," Mrs. Covelli said. "We're looking at how we can make it more accessible to people with amenities and new trails that loop and link."

Plans for this spring are to add one or two more picnic tables and a new bench at spots where folks would be likely to stop to rest, or take in the view.

Eagle Scouts are putting in a trail to an overlook spot on the hill on the property and will place a bench there for enjoying a view of the Housatonic River.

Tim O'Brien of the New Milford Recreation Association reported the 1.2-mile trail has had a major upgrade with a new crushed stone surface.

"People have been discovering the trail," Mr. O'Brien said. "It survived the winter and is ready to ride this spring."

A $75,000 grant from the Housatonic Recovery Act is paying for the reclamation of Sega Meadows. The bike path was opened in July, 2011 and major upgrades on the town-owned property have ensued.

Parking is available at the River Road entrance or in the parking lot on the Route 7 side of the old Boardman Bridge.

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