N.H. Participates in Trails Day

Chesterfield, N.H. (ap) — Volunteers will be spiffing up New Hampshire state parks as part of the American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day. More than 2,000 events were planned around the country for Saturday, including several in New Hampshire.

At Pisgah State Park in Chesterfield, volunteers were repairing a bridge and re-establishing an overgrown viewpoint, while staff from the state division of Forest and Lands and Fish and Game planned to lead visitors on a birding walk. At Temple Mountain State Reservation, volunteers were cutting a new base to summit trail, and at Bear Brook State Park, groups were cutting back brush and improving drainage on several trails. Other work was scheduled for Winslow, Pillsbury, Franconia Notch and Crawford Notch state parks.

The American Hiking Society created National Trails Day in 1993. New Hampshire State Parks officials say the day is a way to showcase the state’s partnership with community organizations and to promote stewardship of the parks.