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Additions along new All-Sensory Trail stir all five senses
Additions along new All-Sensory Trail stir all five senses

Guide ropes line a path that loops in a gentle circle for one-tenth of a mile. Large rocks punctuate the path. Planting boxes are set high off the ground for pedestrians to smell the herbs and feel the foliage. Drums stand tall enough to touch. Pipe bells swing musically in the breeze. The first All-Sensory Trail in Maryland state parks officially opened Oct. 16. Located in the Hilton Area of Patapsco Valley State Park, it is designed for the visually impaired. Almost a year's worth of effort and consulting with experts went into every detail. Even so, it remains a work in progress. "The more people who use it, the more ideas we get," said Fred Banks, the program...

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