Monadnock Trails Week
Thank you for supporting the 16th Annual Monadnock Trails Week!
By the end of Monadnock Trails Week, 42 volunteers contributed approximately 550 hours to trail improvements. Forest Society staff and temporary crew leaders spent more than 336 hours leading and supporting the efforts. And, together, we made significant improvements to Monadnock Region trails and worked to build community and create unity in the outdoors.
On Monadnock's White Arrow Trail, volunteers and staff improved 100 feet of rocky trail and constructed two new drains, and on the Marlboro Trail, they added 130 feet of stone paving through a muddy section of trail. On Gap Mountain, volunteers added a new stone staircase at the junction with Gap Mountain Road. And, volunteer work at several trailheads — Old Toll Road, Gap North, Marlboro Trail and Dublin Trail — resulted in cleared brush, fresh paint and new signs to better welcome hikers to the trails, as well as a replacement roof on the kiosk at Old Toll Road.
Monadnock Trails Week is an annual collaboration between the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests and NH State Parks. We aim to protect, improve, and promote the trails of the Monadnock Region. Monadnock Trails Week began in 2006.
- Can't volunteer but want to support trail improvements? Make a donation to our Reservation Stewardship Fund, which supports work ranging from trail care to signage to habitat management on our forest reservations throughout the state.
See you in 2023!
If you would like to put together a group and have a project of your own for next year, reach out to Carrie Deegan. In past years, we've worked with Keene High School Honor Society, the Cardigan Highlanders Trail Crew, and other business/employee groups. We'd love to work with you next year!
Thank you to the partner organizations, sponsors, and supporters that made Monadnock Trails Week 2022 possible, including Blackfire Farm, Black Folks Camp Too, C&S Grocers, Dublin General Store, Dublin Road Taproom & Eatery, EMS, Grappelli's Brick Oven Pizza, Nature's Green Grocer, Monadnock Food Co-Op, New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, The Optimist Cafe, and Post & Beam Brewing.
Past & Present Monadnock Trails Week Photos: