Hikers Plan Trail Work on National Trails Day

Hiking trails in Mount Sunapee and Pillsbury State Park will be happier, and neater, places after National Trails Day on Saturday, June 6. Led by the Monadnock-Sunapee Greenway Trail Club, four teams of volunteers will remove fallen trees, clear water drainage channels, repair treadways and refresh paint blazes.

There is extra trail work to be done this year, as last December’s ice storm left considerable damage to hiking trails in the area.

Volunteers will meet at 8:30 AM at the Mount Sunapee State Park ski area, at the parking lot off NH 103 circle in Newbury. Teams will be working on the Andrew Brook, Solitude, and Summit trails on Mount Sunapee as well as along the Monadnock Sunapee Greenway as it crosses Sunapee Ridge and heads south to Lucia’s Lookout and Pillsbury State Park.

Working with the MSGTC will be other volunteers from the Sunapee-Ragged-Kearsarge Greenway Coalition, the Cardigan Highlanders Trail Crew and Trailwrights.

For more information visit the MSGTC website and to participate in the project on June 6, contact MSGTC’s Tim Symonds by email: tim@patchbays.com.

Volunteers in the Mount Sunapee area may contact Gerry Gold of the SRKGC at 603-526-2857.

This project is one of over 1,000 projects registered with the American Hiking Society nationwide. Founded in 1993, National Trail Day is now celebrated with volunteer events in all 50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Canada, Guam and the Virgin Islands.

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  1. […] Outdoor Volunteer Opportunities in Dartmouth-Sunapee Area Posted on May 29, 2009 by Sunapee News June 6: On National Trails Day volunteers will be doing trail work in Mount Sunapee and Pillsbury State Parks. Led by the Monadnock-Sunapee Greenway Trail Club, several teams will form and remove fallen trees, clear water drainage channels, repair treadways and refresh paint blazes along the hiking trails. Read more… […]

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