FOP Workday - Saturday, July 17th

07/17/2021 - 9:00am
07/17/2021 - 2:00pm
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Workday, Rain or shine.

On Sat. July 17th we will meet at the Kilburn parking lot at 9am. Our plan is to work on water bars, clearing culverts etc.

Due to all the recent rain, the drainage in some areas of the park has become blocked with debris. This is the perfect time to work on these areas so we can see where the water is settling and needs to move too. So be prepared for some messy work. Bring a couple pairs of gloves, waterproof shoes, rain gear and of course, lunch and water.

It is a dirty job, but someone has to do it. We hope to see you there.

FOP Hike to Abenaki Site

07/24/2021 - 10:00am
07/24/2021 - 1:00pm
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Hike on trails less traveled.

On Saturday 7/24 at 10am we will meet at Kilburn parking lot.

Our hike will be to the Old Abenaki site on Pisgah Ridge Trail.

This is a short 3 mile hike with plenty of cool things to see. Bring a camera, bug spray, water and a lunch.

Friends of Pisgah June 12th Work Day

06/12/2021 - 9:00am
06/12/2021 - 2:00pm
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The Friends of Pisgah are having a workday this Saturday, June 12th.  We are meeting at our Dort property at 9:00 in the morning. 

We plan on doing trail maintenance on our access trail from the shelter area to the Davis Hill Trail.  Your packing list should include gloves, bug spray, water and a lunch.

The Dort property is located on the east side of Route 63 about a mile south of Chesterfield village.  There will be an FOP sign posted.

Reply to this email or call Matt Edson (603) 499-3262 if you have any questions

Hike to Bishop Hill

06/26/2021 - 10:00am
06/26/2021 - 2:00pm
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On Saturday June 26th we will be exploring another trail less traveled. John Herrick will be leading our group on a hike up to Bishop Hill. We will meet at the Route 119 upper reservoir parking lot at 10am. The parking lot is out in the woods a way down a class 6 road, not the greatest road for low clearance cars.

It is summer in the park so expect a few bugs, bring a camera, a lunch and plenty of water.

Roadwork on Pisgah "Ski Trail"

06/09/2021 - 7:00am
06/10/2021 - 5:00pm
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ATTENTION TRAIL USERS - ON JUNE 9 TH AND 10 TH
ROAD AND TRAIL REPAIR WORK WILL BE TAKING
PLACE OFF OLD CHESTERFIELD ROAD, JUST SOUTH
OF THE WINCHESTER ROAD JUNCTION. OLD
CHESTERFIELD ROAD WILL BE CLOSED FROM
WINCHESTER ROAD TO RESERVOIR TRAIL ON
WEDNESDAY JUNE 9 TH WHILE THIS WORK IS BEING
DONE. GRAVEL TRUCKS MAY BE ENCOUNTERED ON
HORSESHOE ROAD, WINCHESTER ROAD AND OLD
CHESTERFIELD ROAD ON BOTH WEDNESDAY AND
THURSDAY.

FOP Saturday May 15th Work Day

05/15/2021 - 10:00am
05/15/2021 - 2:00pm
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The Friends of Pisgah are meeting this Saturday, May 15th at 10:00a at the Visitor Center on Old Chesterfield Road in Winchester.  We plan to drive into the Chestnut Hill parking lot, then clear the Chestnut Hill and Parker Trails of blow downs and limbs.  We will also do ditching to encourage water from running down the trails.

Bring water, lunch, gloves and bug spray or head nets.

We hope to see you there.

Hike to Tufts Pond

05/22/2021 - 10:00am
05/22/2021 - 2:00pm
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Come join us for a hike on Saturday May, 22nd. John Herrick, will be leading us on a group hike from the parking lot on 119 to Tufts Pond. It is a trail less traveled and should be a great adventure.

Meeting time will be 10am at the parking lot on 119 in Winchester.

Plan on being out on the trails for a few hours. Please bring water, a lunch and bug spray.

This hike is weather permitting.  Contact John Herrick vjherrick@gmail.com (603) 256-6301 for more information.

Friends of Pisgah March 13 Trail Maintenance

03/13/2021 - 10:00am
03/13/2021 - 2:00pm
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The Friends of Pisgah will have our monthly work day this Saturday, 3/13/2021 at 10:00am. We will meet at the Kilburn Trailhead on Route 63 in Hinsdale at 10am. 

Many trees and limbs are down on trails as a result of the recent high winds.  We will be using chainsaws. We recommend that you bring safety goggles and ear protection. Also we recommend you bring work gloves, micro spikes or crampons, plenty of fluids and a lunch. It looks like temps will be in the low to mid 30's so dress accordingly.

Pisgah State Park 2021 Habitat Area Timber Harvest Walk – Wednesday, October 7th, 10 am

10/07/2020 - 10:00am
10/07/2020 - 12:00pm
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The New Hampshire Division of Forests & Lands will be leading an informational walk on the north end of Pisgah State Park on Wednesday, October 7, 2020. This walk will highlight the upcoming timber sale and wildlife habitat improvement project taking place in 2021. Interested parties should meet Inge Seaboyer (the forester in charge of the project) and Scott Rolfe (the Regional Forester) at the Horseshoe Road, Chesterfield parking lot at 10 a.m. The walk will occur rain, or shine, so please dress accordingly and wear the appropriate footwear for hiking.

Due to Covid 19 protocols and procedures, you must pre-register to attend this timber sale walk. There will be a limit of 25 attendees. Register by Tuesday, October 6th by contacting Robin Trombley at (603) 271-2214 or email Robin.Trombley@dncr.nh.gov.

If pre-registration is at capacity, a second timber sale walk will be scheduled. 

For more information, contact Inge Seaboyer @ 603-464-3453 or foxforest@dncr.nh.gov

Old Chesterfield Road and Snow Brook Trail are fully open

September 10, 2020

The commercial salvage operation to reopen Old Chesterfield Road, Snow Brook Trail is wrapping up. All that remains is to seed the log landing just inside the gate at the Snow Brook Trailhead.

Old Chesterfield Road and Snow Brook Trail are fully open.

The storm certainly changed things, but the resulting patches of even-aged forest will provide important young forest wildlife habitat. In the short term, these areas will be foraging locations for bats and the fledglings of insectivore songbirds nesting in the surrounding woods. “Soft mast” species like blackberries will spring up and be food for everything from birds to bear. As trees regenerate, they will provide quality browse for deer and moose and dense “escape cover” and breeding habitat for many birds and small mammals. Stumps and down woody material provide habitat for species from small mammals to bobcats. Large snags and trees retained in the salvage will provide den locations for many species and hunting perches for raptors.

For more information on this this project and timber harvesting in State Parks and State Forests, contact Project Forester, Inge Seaboyer at 603-464-3453 or Regional Forester, Scott Rolfe at 603-227-8741.