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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

The Wapack Trail’s place in the History of Skiing in the US

A History of Wapack Ski Areas Before examining the history of skiing on the Wapack Trail, it is important to the story to note the many popular and historic ski areas that were developed along the mountains of the Wapack Range. The earliest was the Temple Mountain Ski Forest, established in 1935 by Bill Glazier. It was located on the east side of what is now the Temple Mountain State Reservation in Peterborough. It featured a network of ski touring trails and several rustic cabins heated with wood, advertised as providing “low cost winter weekends.” Though ski touring continued, this…

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2021 Fall/Winter Newsletter

We welcome you back to our annual meeting this year, on Saturday October 16. We missed you last year due to COVID, but with vaccinations and safety protocols in place, we feel that an in-person meeting will be safe. We are looking forward to seeing you again. It has been a busy “behind the scenes” year for us. Our website and “General Store” on-line ordering system has been updated with new software and the merchandize ordering flow from our website to our order fulfillment partner Monadnock Worksource improved. Trail maintenance has continued with many more trees than usual falling on…

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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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