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Trail Notices


Utility work at Miller State Park has concluded. Note that limited parking is still in effect at some trailheads. For more information our Trail Notices page for more details.

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News

2021 Annual Meeting Announcement

You’re invited! Please join us on October 16 for our 2021 annual meeting at the Sharon Meeting House for an in-person, indoor presentation. Our special guest presenter will be Chris Pryor, the Director of Forest Stewardship for the New England Forestry Foundation (NEFF). Chris’s talk will include the fascinating history of NEFF’s very first preserve, the 76 year old Lincoln Davis Memorial Forest, including the former blueberry business that was on the property, past residents, and the current status and future plans for this historic forest. Chris will also talk about NEFF and the many other properties that they protect…

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2021 Spring and Summer Newsletter

The transition from winter to spring has rarely been more anticipated. Last year was a long slog as concerns about the pandemic continued through the winter with many disruptions and challenges. Fortunately many found escape in nature, to which the increased popularity of the Wapack Trail attests. The Wapack provides a welcome and healthful experience of nature to thousands of people each year. This is a testament to our important work of maintaining and protecting the trails. This past winter saw the successful completion of two significant campaigns to protect land along the Wapack Trail. North County Land Trust, in…

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How Did Binney Hill Get It’s Name?

What got me researching this question is the Friends of the Wapack received an email from poet David Crews, asking if we knew how Binney Hill got its name. David was writing poems for Northeast Wilderness Trust’s (NEWT) four Ambassador Preserves, and Writing the Land, a partnership between the environmental and creative communities. One of the Ambassador Preserves is the Binney Hill Wilderness Preserve, which NEWT protected in 2016, with the Friends of the Wapack as an important partner in the effort. The short answer to David’s question is Binney Hill, Binney Hill Road, and Binney Pond are named for…

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