Sunapee Conservation Comm. Will Host Ledge Pond Tour Oct. 28

The Sunapee Conservation Commission will host a guided tour of the town's Ledge Pond lot on October 28th. Residents are invited to attend.

The Sunapee Conservation Commission will host a guided tour of the town's Ledge Pond lot on October 28th. Residents are invited to attend and learn about a proposed conservation easement that is expected to come before voters at Town Meeting in March 2010.

The Sunapee Conservation Commission has invited residents to a guided tour of a Town Forest parcel. The Ledge Pond lot is in the northwest quadrant of town. On Wednesday, October 28 at 3 p.m., people are asked to gather at the end of Meadow Brook Road, located off Prospect Hill Road in Georges Mills. A short presentation by the conservation commission will be followed by a woodland trail walk to the edge of Ledge Pond. The hike, in and out, is less than 1 mile. See below for a trail map.

The raindate for the tour is Thursday, October 29.

Ledge Pond is a 110-acre, shallow waterbody that once served as a surface reservoir for Georges Mills. The land around the pond is largely undeveloped. Loons are still known to return to Ledge Pond to nest in the spring.

The conservation commission is proposing that the town  place a conservation easement on the Ledge Pond lot and two buffer lots and is seeking advice from the public.

“Working with Ausbon Sargent Land Preservation Trust (ASLPT) the conservation commission will have a warrant article for your consideration at next year’s Town Meeting. Get information about that article and join us for a beautiful day on your Town Forest at the edge of Ledge Pond,” read the public announcement.

For directions, contact ASLPT 603-526-6555.

Download the Ledge Pond Trail Map (pdf 72 KB).

Photo provided by ASLPT.

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