*Trail Closure Alert* Beginning around October 1, 2019 a portion of the Wantastiquet-Monadnock Trail will be closed frm Old Swanzey Road in Chesterfield to the west side of the Horatio Colony Preserve in Swanzey due to a logging operation. This portion of the trail is expected to be re-opened by mid-winter. Please see the below map for further details. For more information, please email Rick Brackett at email@example.com or Tom Duston at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Upcoming Gap Mountain Trail Closure* The Forest Society is planning to conduct a timber harvest on its Gap Mountain Reservation during late fall and winter of 2019-2020. A portion of the trail system along the western side of Gap Mountain will be closed during this time. This harvest will require closure of the southern parking lot and trailhead off Gap Mountain Road. The northern Gap Mountain trailhead off Bullard Road and the trail to the summit will not be impacted by the harvest and this portion of the trail will remain open during this time. This announcement will be updated once harvesting activity commences and when the trail is reopened.
The 50 mile Wantastiquet-Monadnock Hiking Trail (WMT) can now be hiked over its whole length from Brattleboro to Mt. Monadnock. Well-known public lands along the trail include the Mt. Wantastiquet, Bear Mt., Pisgah and Mt. Monadnock State Parks, the Horatio Colony Preserve, the Cheshire Rail Trail, and the Forest Society's Gap Mountain and Monadnock Reservations and Madame Sherri Forest.
The WMT is the culmination of 25 years of planning, negotiations and trail building begun by members of the Chesterfield Conservation Commission and the park staff and Friends of Pisgah Park. The Wantastiquiet-Monadnock Trail Coalition, the enlarged group now overseeing the trail, includes the Forest Society, the State of New Hampshire, the Troy, Hinsdale and Winchester Conservation Commissions, the Swanzey Rail Trail Advisory Committee, Antioch New England, Colony Memorial Trust, Keene Parks and Rec, the Monadnock Conservancy, Pathways for Keene and the Southwest Regional Planning Commission.
Click the links below to download a PDF map of the whole trail or section.
For further information, email Tom Duston at email@example.com.