Events

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.

Wednesday June 13, 2018
Start: 7:00 pm
End: 8:30 pm

On Wednesday June 13th, the Chesterfield Historical Society will be hosting a program about the “History of Pisqah” at the Chesterfield Town Hall at 7:00 p.m.  It will include an introduction by Kim Nilsen featuring the area’s 10,000 year history, an update on hikes by Lynne Borofsky, and a movie entitled “Pisgah: A Place Apart”.  All are Welcome.

Saturday June 23, 2018
Start: 10:00 am
End: 2:00 pm

This hike from Chesterfield, N.H., to Swanzey, N.H., takes you on conservation lands with rolling terrain, through recent timber harvests, and along wetlands as part of the celebration of the Wantastiquet-Monadnock Trail. The 5.5-mile route showcases a great diversity of landscape and land management techniques in the Monadnock region. Return transportation will be provided. Please register in advance by contacting hike co-leader Rick Brackett.

Presented by: Wantastiquet-Monadnock Trail Coalition and Monadnock Conservancy.
Location: Meet at the Beals Road Trailhead at the end of Stones Mill Road, Chesterfield, N.H.
Contact: Email Rick Bracket - Rick@monadnockconservancy.org or call 603-357-0600, ext. 105.

For donations:  Monadnock Conservancy is our fiscal agent. We appreciate any donation to help with our return transportation costs.

Specify:  "WM Trail Coalition."  (PO Box 337, Keene, NH 03431)