Tim Bauer and snowshoes

Hillsboro United Parish pastor Tim Bauer, above, and Hillsboro fourth-grade teacher Rob Longthorne have developed a 1-mile snowshoeing trail at Goose River Golf Course this winter.

Outdoor enthusiasts are encouraged to check out a newly created snowshoe and ski trail along the Goose River in Hillsboro.

Snowshoe trail map

After being approached by the Traill County Economic Development Commission, a pair of winter workout aficionados have carved out a 1-mile course at Goose River Golf Course.

Hillsboro United Parish pastor Tim Bauer and Hillsboro fourth-grade teacher Rob Longthorne, both active snowshoers, created the path in January after a snowy December to give local residents access to another outdoor attraction.

“The Traill County EDC wanted to get some activities for winter stuff,” said Bauer.

“So I went out there a number of times and said, ‘OK, I’ll go out and make a loop and see how far it is,’” Bauer added with a chuckle.

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