A Sunapee view...
looking south with Mount Sunapee and the western ridgeline in the distance
The Sunapee-Ragged-Kearsarge Greenway Coalition’s 15th annual Fall Walkabout got underway last weekend, and now continues with hikes every Saturday and Sunday through October 19. See the schedule that follows.
If you plan to join in, please call the hike leader two nights before to get the starting location and time, and be sure to bring along water, sun screen, a hat, and a snack. Also, SRKG has an updated trail guide available from local bookstores, participating libraries and Greenway directors and hike leaders.
Sept. 13: From Proctor Academy in Andover to Mount Kearsarge. 6.0 miles, moderate. Wayne Nicoll, 735-5721. Sept. 14: A rigorous hike over Mount Kearsarge to Kearsarge Valley Road in North Sutton.5.8 miles, difficult. Andy Hager, 526-2846.
Sept. 20: From Kearsarge Valley Road in North Sutton to Wadleigh State Park on Kezar Lake. 3.9 miles, easy. Ralph Spofford, 526-6568. Sept. 21: Kezar Lake in North Sutton over King Hill to Chalk Pond in Newbury via the NH Audubon Society’s Stoney Brook Wildlife Sanctuary. 5.4 miles, moderate. John Heiden, 526-7518.
Sept. 27: Chalk Pond to NH Route 103 and Newbury Harbor, via Bly Hill. 4.4 miles, moderate. Frank Perrotta, 763-9280. Sept. 28: Newbury Harbor over Mt. Sunapee to Goshen, with a stop at the Lake Solitude overlook. 5.4 miles, difficult. Gerry Gold, 526-2857.
Oct. 4: From Mt. Sunapee in Goshen northerly to Sunapee Lower Village. 7.3 miles, moderate. Ron Wyman, 763-5822. Oct. 5: Sunapee Lower Village to Springfield near Baptist Pond. 7.3 miles, moderate. Peg Bastien, 456-2347.
Oct. 11: From Baptist Pond, Springfield, to NH Route 114 in New London. 4.1 miles, easy. Mike Chiarella, 763-4661. Oct. 12: From Royal Arch Hill to Pleasant Lake in Elkins via the Protectworth Trail. 8.4 miles, moderate. Charlie Killam, 526-4467.
Oct. 18: From Pleasant Lake in Elkins to US Route 4A in Wilmot. 3.2 miles, easy. Brent Scudder, 763-0187. Oct. 19: NH Route 4A in Wilmot over Bog Mountain to Wilmot Center. 4.4 miles, moderate. Brian Faughnan, 526-7838.
The Sunapee-Ragged-Kearsarge Greenway Coalition is a non-profit volunteer organization that promotes hiking and land conservation amid the rugged beauty of these three major mountains. Its 75 miles of trails, incorporating 14 separate hikes through 10 towns, are open to all.
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