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Killington Reopens Boardwalk

Killington — A boardwalk on the Appalachian Trail ruined by Tropical Storm Irene’s floodwaters was reopened to the public yesterday, according to the organization that completed the work.

The Green Mountain Club rebuilt the Thundering Falls boardwalk, which needed extensive repairs after the Ottauquechee River overflowed during Irene last year.

The wheelchair-accessible boardwalk, which was originally built in 2008, provides a path near Thundering Falls ­— the sixth tallest waterfall in the state — and gets rid of a half-mile of roadwalk on the Appalachian Trail.

The Green Mountain Club brings in about 1,000 volunteers annually to manage more than 500 miles of Vermont trails.