Since 2010 a group of volunteers from three New England states have been working on mapping out a route for bicycle enthusiasts to connect New York with Montreal and attractive sites in between. While the line on the map is blue, the project itself is called Western New England Greenway. Which makes sense, because it touches, among other places, the greenest town in Connecticut, not once (in Cornwall Bridge), but twice (after crossing the river into West Cornwall).

The project is just one sign that Cornwall is ready to become an attractive little hub for outdoor aficionados. Another sign went up a few months ago outside the old Yutzler store next to the West Cornwall post office. It says: “3 Guys Ski & Ride”. You don’t need to guess anymore what is behind this quirky brand name. The proverbial three guys (Michael, Jim and Adam) opened their door a few weeks ago, after they brought in the equipment to tune-up and fix skis, snowboards and skate boards and all the items you might need come winter time: skis, boards, boots, clothes and much more. The Chronicle story in March came too early to include images of all those details. Now we got a glimpse of what the three have to offer.

As a destination store it is the only one of its kind for tens of miles up and down the river. Which will give people visiting the town another reason to stop and shop. Very likely even the bicyclists coming through. Because the trio is also offering to fix their equipment, and maybe, down the road to sell some of that as well.

Juergen Kalwa

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