Conservation Commission Invites All to Join Hike

Sep 30, 2011 No Comments by

Fall is here and the weather is grand! No bugs, no mud, no snow, just some great new trails to explore. Right here in our own backyard. The Musquash is home to over 15 miles of hiking trails.

This map shows the location of the White Trail. Click the map for a larger image.

The new White Trail opens the northern portion of the Musquash Conservation Area to hiking, biking and cross country skiing. The trail can be accessed directly from the Faucher Road trailhead or it can be reached from the most northern portion of the Blue Trail (also known as Old Alexander Road). The White Trail intersects the Blue Trail at two different locations (east and west) and thus it can also be used as a loop trail. The White Trail adds approximately 1.5 miles to the existing trail system.

The northern section of the Musquash Conservation Area is distinctly different from the portions of the Musquash accessed from the Hickory Hill and Sarah Beth trailheads. The northern section of the Musquash consists of gently rolling hills with very few wet areas. The White Trail rolls along with the topography: climbing hills, traversing a ravine and crossing a stream. The White Trail is quickly becoming a favorite of the Musquash regulars.

On Saturday October 1, 2011 at 9:00 AM the Londonderry Conservation Commission will be sponsoring a hike on the new White Trail. We will meet at the Faucher Road trailhead and depart at 9:00 AM SHARP for what will be about a three hour hike. We will take in the terrain and explore over 3 miles of trails. Bring a snack, water and a sturdy pair of footwear. Dress appropriately for the weather. Heavy rain will cancel the hike.

If you are going to visit us, more details including a map to download, and directions to the trialhead can be found on our Londonderry Commerce and Visitors Center “Musquash Conservation Area” page.

 

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About the author

George Hermmann has volunteered in the Scouting Program in Londonderry and served two terms on the Londonderry School Board. He is presently active with ALERT, St. Jude's Parrish and the Londonderry Conservation Commission. He is a well know wheelman in Londonderry and can often be seen biking in Londonderry.
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