Join the AMC on Saturday, June 6, for National Trails Day celebrations across our region. Sponsored nationally by the American Hiking Society to promote and celebrate the importance of trails in the United States, the day involves participants at events across the country.
Come celebrate our trails by either enjoying them for the first time or giving a little time to protect them. For trails projects, no experience is necessary and all the tools you'll need are provided in most cases. Check with the organizers for specific details.
If you can't join us on National Trails Day, see a listing of other teen and adult volunteer trail crew offerings in the White Mountains,, Berkshires, Baxter State Park and Acadia National Park.
Here is a full listing of 2015 National Trails Day events. All will be held on June 6 unless otherwise noted. Check back with us often as we add more exciting programs for National Trails Day. Click on the event title for a full description and registration information:
Delaware Valley (NJ/PA)MaineMohawk Hudson (NY)
New York/North JerseyWashington DCWorcester
We will be doing a variety of trail work projects in Crawford Notch. Projects will range from trailhead trash clean up, brushing out overgrown trail, clearing trail drainage, and rock or wood trail structure construction. All projects will be led by trained AMC Trail Crew Leaders. Beginners and families are welcome.
We will meet at AMC's Highland Center in Thayer Hall (the first building on the right as you walk toward the Highland Center from the parking lot) at 9:00am for registration and a brief orientation. We will then head out to work on the various projects. We will all meet back at the Highland Center at 4:00pm for a free BBQ and raffle.
AMC will provide all leadership, tools, and appropriate safety equipment for the planned projects. Participants must wear boots, long pants and gloves for all trail work projects –regardless of the weather. Participants must also bring weather appropriate clothing as we will be working on the trails rain or shine. Participants are responsible for their own water, (at least 2 quarts), snacks and lunch forthe day. The free BBQ and raffle at 4:00pm is for individuals that have volunteered in the full day event.
Questions? North Country Trails Volunteer Programs Supervisor (603) 466-8128, BTaylor@outdoors.org