I decided to add some more paths through the woods about a year after we cleared the acre for the house and the property lines. After a lot of thought I also removed a lot of the mulch in the front yard(future orchard) area and leveled it with a boxblade. I hated to lose the mulch but it was very uneven and I need to add some areas that would hold water.
My goal was to create an area for an orchard with possibly some other fruit bearing under story plants. I had been reading about permaculture techniques, and while I was not sure we could pull that off I at least wanted to try. I wanted as close to self-sustaining system as possible with a focus on pesticide free produce.
Here is one side of the orchard area as viewed from the front porch: