Tuesday, November 3, 2015

The chestnut experience trail in Völlan

The chestnut experience trail in Völlan / Foiana is a 2 km long circular path for an easy walk through a picturesque area of cultivated chestnut groves.
There are 10 stops with photographs, information panels and installations providing many informations about the chestnuts cultivation.

An old chestnut tree dated back 1786.

Private property - The harvest belongs to the peasants.
Respect private property and do not collect chestnuts. Thank you !

The chestnuts come from...

Protect the chestnut trees


  1. I love eating chestnuts. Thanks for showing this nice chestnut trail.

  2. Chesnuts hawker stalls quite common here in our country but never seen how it is grown, thanks for the educational posts.

  3. We did this quite often when we were kids, but without all the signs and the props...

  4. The only thing I know about chestnuts comes from the old Christmas song about chestnuts roasting o'er and open fire! This is most interesting and very beautiful and thanks for sharing it with us!

  5. I know so little about chestnuts that I think I'd enjoy this walk very much. A real learning experience.

  6. I am so happy to see a park where chestnut trees grow and prosper. The American chestnut trees were all but eliminated by an Asian fungus accidentally introduced with some Asian chestnut trees in the early 20th Century. The American chestnut tree was an important forest species from Main to Mississippi. During the blight three billion trees died. This once common American tree is no more. The song Lowell mentioned was from the 19th Century before the blight.

  7. You've got something so nice and lovely, such as chestnut forests and paths there.
    I would like to walk here, but I don't like to eat chestnut, they don't taste good (sorry)

  8. I'd enjoy a trail like this. I can't recall ever eating chestnuts.

  9. How wonderful! The chestnuts around here are decorative only and not edible. :(

  10. What a unique trail, Karl! It would be fun to walk it but I'm not a big fan of the taste of chestnuts.

  11. Shh! I've got two chestnuts I've used to grace my dining table at home for several years now. :-)


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