Local Eagle Scout Partners with A.O. Fox Hospital to Build New Fitness Trail at FoxCare Center

Lincoln Waffle, local Eagle Scout, stands at the entrance of FoxCare Center’s new public fitness trail in November.
Lincoln Waffle, local Eagle Scout, stands at the entrance of FoxCare Center’s new public fitness trail in November.

A.O. Fox Hospital, part of Bassett Healthcare Network, is pleased to announce the opening of a new outdoor fitness trail at the FoxCare Center in Oneonta. The partly wooded loop is a quarter-mile long with exercise stations and a picnic area. It is open to the public.

The trail was created by local senior high school student Lincoln Waffle as part of his Eagle Scout Project, with support and contributions from Boy Scout Troup 3 and twelve area businesses. 

"When I was looking for an Eagle project,” explains Waffle, “I was looking for something that helped a large amount of people, and that honored the health care workers that have been working tirelessly to help others."

“I greatly appreciate Lincoln’s leadership and hard work on this project,” says Jeff Joyner, senior vice president and chief operating officer of Bassett Healthcare Network. “The fitness trail will be a valuable resource for our community — especially as people are looking for safe outdoor exercise spaces.”

Although the trail is open for use, Bassett Healthcare Network will arrange a ribbon-cutting with Waffle this spring at a date to be determined.

Generous donations from local businesses that helped make the project possible include Curtis Lumber, Seward Land and Gravel, Hannaford Supermarkets, The Home Depot, Colonial Ridge Golf Course, Lowe’s Home Improvement, Munson’s Building Supply, Prolifiq Sign Studio, The Village Printer, Pickett Building Supply, The New Asbury Gardens, Smith Productions, A.O. Fox Hospital employees, and others. 

The fitness trail is accessible from the northwest corner of the FoxCare Center parking lot at 1 FoxCare Drive, just off Route 7.