A meeting to discuss a possible long-distance Quabbin-to-Cardigan hiking trail in western New Hampshire will be held at Colby-Sawyer College, Ivey Science Center, in New London, April 12 from 6 to 8 p.m. All are welcome.
Hiking groups and land conservation organizations are evaluating whether it is possible to create a long, inter-connected trail from the Massachusetts / Hampshire border to Mt. Cardigan and beyond to the White Mountains.
The idea came out of the Quabbin-to-Cardigan (Q2c) Partnership, an initiative to protect the region’s unfragmented forest blocks for ecological and recreational purposes, said Lelia Mellen with the National Park Service.
This meeting is one of three and is a key part of a trail study managed by the Forest Society and the Appalachian Mountain Club with help from the program. Two weeks ago, the first outreach session was held in Canaan; in early May, the third session will be held in Keene. ’s Rivers, Trails & Conservation Assistance
The region’s existing trail networks, such as the Monadnock-Sunapee Greenway and Sunapee-Ragged-Kearsarge Greenway, could perhaps connect with other hiking trails to the north and with trails where they do not know exist. Meeting participants will be able to look at maps and share their ideas and questions.
For more information, contact Lelia Mellen, NPS, by email or phone 802-457-3368, ext. 14.
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