|Possum Walk Trail after recently resurfaced with crushed stone.|
The Possum Walk Trail opened over a year ago as a graded dirt trail connecting the cemetery at the historic Logtown town site with the NASA Infinity Science Center in Hancock Co. MS 3.2 miles to the northeast. To ready the trail for electric trams that will carry Science Center tourists on nature treks on the trail next year, work began resurfacing the dirt trail in September with crushed stone. The ride on the tram will be included with admission to the Science Center.
The trail has now reopened, though a short stretch needs to be graded and surfaced. Bicyclists who had hoped the stone resurface would let them ride their bicycles with fat tires on the trail will be disappointed. The coarsely crushed stone is so loose a rider is likely to lose traction and fall if they try to ride the crushed stone surface. Before the stone was spread the problem for bicyclists was the dirt on the trail was so loose, bicycle tires, even fat ones, sunk several inches into the powder making it impossible to steer.
Until the stone is pounded into the dirt by the tires on the electric tourist trams, (and other motorized vehicles using the trail), some may find the trail even difficult to walk now. If planning to walk the trail, which is popular with birdwatchers, be sure to wear sturdy shoes offering good ankle support.