Volunteers for Monadnock Trails Week just completed the 12th year of trail improvements on Mt. Monadnock. Volunteers worked with Forest Society staff and trailwork professionals to accomplish projects that make hiking the mountain safer, easier, and less impactful to the surrounding forest.
Start the new year off right with an outdoor excursion! Join NH State Park and Forest Society staff and land stewards for a 3-mile self-guided hike along the Parker Trail to the Little Mountain Viewpoint. This hike will take approximately 3 hours to complete. For those looking for a more leisurely hike of 2 miles, enjoy a hike along the Parker Trail to the Cliff Walk junction and back. This leisurely hike will take approximately 2 hours on relatively flat terrain. Snowshoes or traction may be helpful depending on conditions.
Join us for the 11th annual Monadnock Trails Week! Volunteers are needed to help refurbish hiking trails on New Hampshire's most hiked mountain, Mount Monadnock. Projects will include bog bridging, stone staircases, cleaning and/or construction of new waterbars, clearing a nature trail, and more. No experience is necessary, but you should be willing to get dirty! Each day runs from 9am-3pm; volunteers can join for just one day, or as many as you like.
A walk in the woods is not just a walk in the woods for Richard Hamlen. When the woods are those his grandfather bought in 1906 at the base of Mount Monadnock in Jaffrey, the walk is more like a reunion with old friends.