Gallatin Valley Land Trust, Bozeman Health, and other project partners celebrated the opening of the Wellness Trail on Nov. 3, a key connector trail at the Highland Glen Nature Preserve and the Main Street to the Mountains trail network.
The Bozeman Daily Chronicle article details the benefits—physically, emotionally, mentally—of the new section of trail.
Chet Work, executive director of GVLT, said opening the Wellness Trail allows patients at the Mental Health Center better access to nature at Highland Glen. From the article: While Work wished the trail could have been completed at the onset of the pandemic, he’s glad it’s here now.
“During this pandemic, there’s probably been no greater need than mental health and that connection to the outdoors,” he said. “I think we’ve all either been personally struggling with mental health or we’ve had one degree of separation from someone who is struggling with mental health.”
PHOTO: Brianne Rogers of Bozeman Health cuts the ribbon to open the new section of trail. GVLT’s Chet Work is at left.