The Nelson Trails Group
(aka Establishing a Committee for Natural Resources Education)
Formed in September of 2010, The Nelson Trails Group has set out to identify and document the hiking trails in Nelson, producing trail guides that will include the historical, and natural resources along our trails. We hope to have our first trail guide out this spring. The trail we are starting with is the Class VI road from Hardy Hill to Silver Lake in Harrisville, with an optional loop back to Nelson.
We have a rotating leadership structure. Tom Murray & Linda Cates organized the first hike along the Monadnock Sunapee Trail from Harrisville through the micro-burst zone back to Cabot Road. Rick Church hosted a meeting where Tom Duston of the Chesterfield Conservation Committee spoke to us about their successful 20-year effort to develop the hiking trail system in Chesterfield. Ruth LeMay and Bruce McSheehy organized the hike along the route of our first proposed trail guide. We met with the Nelson Conservation Committee to advise them of our activities and invite their support and participation. Eric Sandberg organized a planning meeting. David Hersey hosted a hike along the possible loop extension to the Silver Lake trail.
The Nelson Trails Group has gained two new members since the Nelson Community Forum and we invite other interested residents to join us. You can contact Rick Church at his email address or phone 847-3206.