Events

Saturday May 12, 2018
Start: 9:30 am
End: 2:00 pm


Psst. Hey, I got a bridge I want a sell ya. Well, I want to sell you on a fun bridge-building endeavor on Saturday, May 12th, in Pisgah State Park down below the Kilburn Dam just off the Kilburn Loop Trail. We should have the sills and stringers in place before hand, so if you want to build a bridge in no time, come on down to the Kilburn Trailhead parking lot on Route 63 at 9:30, and join us.

We will be putting on decking and railings on a big 24-foot span some five feet above the Kilburn Pond outlet stream below the Kilburn Pond dam.

If we have plenty of folks, we'll also brush out a quarter mile of the new John Summers Trail up to the site of a second bridge and move materials (already in place nearby) to the second bridge site and put in the sills and stringers there. If folks are adventurous, we might even tack the deck on that second bridge, too.

The day before, on Friday, May 11th, at 9 a.m., a few volunteers are needed to come help with setting the sills for the Kilburn bridge and moving and screwing the stringers into place. So if you would like to be a part of the preliminary work that will make the Saturday work day possible, come on down to the Kilburn Trailhead at 9 a.m. and lend a hand.

Then, after the bridge is built, we'll sell it to you for a cool $10 million.


K.r. Nilsen

Saturday May 26, 2018
Start: 9:00 am
End: 12:00 pm

MARK YOUR CALENDAR if you love woods trail running and 5k and 10k races in a remarkable forested and water-filled world such as Pisgah State Park in Southwestern New Hampshire.

The Friends of Pisgah all-volunteer trails maintenance group is sponsoring its fourth annual RUN IN THE PARK on Saturday, May 26th. Race time is 9:00, earlier than last year, at the Horseshoe Trailhead parking lot.

The first 100 folks who register get a Run In The Park T-shirt.  All runners get a free Friends of Pisgah membership for a year..

Proceeds from the races go to support Friends of Pisgah's effort to build and repair trail infrastructure, maintain and develop new trails, upgrade the roads, improve signage and blazing throughout the park, and more.

So go pull that calendar off the wall, take out a magic marker, and mark the May 26th date on the appropriate spot. We will post more details and registration information shortly. Put down that doughnut, lace on the running shoes, bundle up, get out there and get in shape for the races. May is not terribly far away.

Here's the link to register online https://www.active.com/chesterfield-nh/running/distance-running/4th-annual-friends-of-pisgah-5k-10k-trail-race-walk-2018?int.

The race form that be printed out and sent in an attachment below.

Saturday June 2, 2018
Start: 10:00 am
End: 3:00 pm

The weather is looking good for the third of nine (9) hikes in 2018 to introduce the public to the 50 mile Wantastiquet to Monadnock Trail.  The hike through Pisgah State Park will be held this Saturday morning, June 2nd. 

Part of the Wantastiquet-Monadnock Trail hike series, this 9-mile hike zig-zags along old woods roads, ponds, stonewalls, and graveyards through Pisgah State Park, all with fantastic views. The trails are a true moderate level of difficulty but the distance is the adventure. Mostly about fitness, and enjoying a remote area; bring lunch, water, walking stick (as needed), and sturdy shoes. Return transportation is provided. Please register in advance.


Presented by: Wantastiquet-Monadnock Trail Coalition and Friends of Pisgah Inc.  The FOP will be providing return transportation.


Location: Meet at the Kilburn Trailhead, Pisgah State Park, Chesterfield, N.H. (Directions: Take Route 63 toward Hinsdale from Route 9 in Chesterfield. Continue 4.5 miles on Route 63. Turn left into Kilburn Trailhead parking area.)


Contact: 
Email Lynne Borofsky lborofsky@wsesu.org or call Tom Duston at 603-256-6082.

Saturday June 9, 2018
Start: 10:00 am
End: 2:00 pm

GET YOUR HANDS DIRTY, for the fun of it, at the Saturday, June 9th Friends of Pisgah trail work day on the John Summers Trail, a new pathway that will be open to the public at the end of the day.

Come lend a hand with a branch lopper or a rake and help open up what should be one of the finest pathways in all of Pisgah State Park.

Meet at the Kilburn trailhead at 10 a.m.. Bring a lunch, fluids, a pair of gloves, a hat to keep the bugs away, a little bug dope, and that should do it.