Pisgah State Park 2021 Habitat Area Timber Harvest Walk - Rescheduled to 10/7/2020

09/22/2020 - 10:00am
09/22/2020 - 11:30am

Rescheduled to 10/7/2020!

Inge Seaboyer, NH Division of Forests & Lands Forester, is leading a public walk of the proposed 2021 Pisgah State Park Habitat area timber harvest on September 22, 2020 at 10 AM at the Horseshoe Rd Trailhead behind Chesterfield Elementary School.  The timber harvest area includes the Habitat Trail, beaver pond, Secret trail and Ski trail areas between the Old Chesterfield Road and the South Woods Trail.

Please join Inge and the Friends of Pisgah on the walk.

FOP Annual Picnic and Equestrian Event CANCELED

Due to COVID-19 concerns the FOP Annual Picnic and the Equestrian Event scheduled for this fall have been canceled.

FOP Saturday September 12th Work Day

09/12/2020 - 9:30am
09/12/2020 - 2:00pm

The Friends of Pisgah are having a workday this Saturday, September 12th.  We are meeting at our Dort property at 9:30 in the morning. 

We plan to split into two crews.  One will grind rust off the storage container - bring your grinder if you have one, we'll have a generator to supply the power - and spot prime the areas that we grind.

The second crew will widen our access trail from the shelter area to the Davis Hill Trail and do some brush work.

The Dort property is located on the east side of Route 63 about a mile south of Chesterfield village.

Bring water, lunch and gloves.
Reply to this email or call Matt Edson (603) 499-3262 if you have any questions.

Pisgah May 2020 Storm Damage Timber Sale

July 28, 2020

During thunderstorms on May 15th a sizable area of storm damage occurred on the Winchester end of Pisgah State Park near the junction of Old Chesterfield Road and the Snow Brook Trail. 

Storm damage blocks 400 feet of Old Chesterfield Road and 600 feet of the Snow Brook Trail.  As a result, the gate on Old Chesterfield Road has remained closed this spring. Vehicle access to Fullam
Pond is impossible.

A commercial timber sale to salvage the 18 acre area of storm damage, and re-open the trail and road has been planned by the Division of Forests & Lands in conjunction with the Division of Parks and the NH Fish & Game Department.  The project has been contracted but due to wildlife concerns operations cannot start until July 20th at the earliest, but are planned to conclude by mid September.

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.

Use https://www.nhstateparks.org/news-events/improving-state-parks/pisgah-timber-harvest to keep track of the salvage at Snow Brook Trail and the Old Swanzey Road timber sale.

2020 Friends of Pisgah Run in the Park CANCELLED

Friends of PIsgah's annual Run in the Park, scheduled for June 6th, has been cancelled. Uncertainties surrounding the corona virus outbreak made it necessary to take the races off the event schedule. Stay safe out there everyone.

FOP 4th Annual Pisgah Reservoir Canoe & Kayak Outing - CANCELED!

10/03/2020 - 10:00am
10/03/2020 - 3:00pm

We had to cancel this popular outing today due to poor road conditions on the hill up to Pisgah Reservoir.

Pisgah Trail Maintenance - 2/22/2020

An all volunteer FOP crew tossed away forest debris, lopped branches, dropped leaners, sawed through blowdowns, rolled logs, and had a good ole time of it doing so on Saturday. The eleven men and women who came out for the day cleared several miles of the western leg of the Kilburn Loop, the John Summers Trail, and the Town Forest Trail. Even the western leg of the Pisgah Ridge Trail and the Pisgah Ridge Connector received a good looking over. While we were working, numerous hikers, snowshoers and xc skiers made an appearance in the park. Great sunny day for all to be out there.

November 2019 Trail Maintenance

On Saturday, November 9th prior to the Moonlight Hike, five members of the Friends of Pisgah met at the Horseshoe trailhead at 9:00 to clear trees and debris off trails after the recent high winds. We split into two groups each with a chainsaw and SUV. John Herrick, Gerry Croteau and John Hudachek cleared the north part of South Woods, then the Secret trail, Old Chesterfield to North Ponds, Lily, North Ponds, Baker and Reservoir from North Ponds to Old Chesterfield. Matt Edson and David Weisel cleared the Horseshoe Loop, Hubbard and Davis Hill trails plus the trails down to the FOP shelter. We all met at Baker Pond for lunch.

Huge trees were down, fortunately the biggest group just missed the Reservoir Trail.

FOP Annual Meeting

11/19/2019 - 7:00pm
11/19/2019 - 8:30pm

The Friends of Pisgah Annual Meeting is Tuesday, November 19th at the Winchester VFW Post. Start time is 7 pm. Come for the snacks, the guest speaker presentation, the slide show, and the business business meeting. Discover what the all-volunteer organization has done this year and what we hope to do next year..

October 5th FOP Pisgah Reservoir Kayak and Canoe Outing

The Friends of Pisgah hosted its third annual canoe and kayak outing on beautiful Pisgah Reservoir last Saturday October 5th.  It was a glorious, full sun fall day to enjoy paddling on the Reservoir. FOP volunteers transported 44 people and their kayaks or canoes up the steep road to the Reservoir.  Check out pictures posted on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/FriendsOfPisgah/