Category Archives: All Towns

Information covering all towns along the trail.

Bradford Meeting 12/4/17 @ 5:30 re: Recreational Trails Program Thank You

The NH Bureau of Trails included two sections of the Concord-Lake Sunapee Rail Trail in its list of 2018 Recreational Trails Program grants. This is the first opportunity we have to show widespread community support for the trail in Bradford and to say a public thank you for their funding. We sincerely hope you will take a few minutes of your evening to show your support of the trail. Just showing up makes a statement. The meeting is at the Bradford Community Center, 134 East Main St, Bradford at 5:30 PM.

The Bradford Project

Topo map showing High St to W Main St project in Bradford.

The Lake Sunapee Snowmobile Club is the lead applicant on this grant. Friends of the Concord-Lake Sunapee Rail Trail and the Rural Heritage Connection of Bradford are the other two non-profits partnering on this project. The three organizations are sharing costs equally. The project is 3/4 of a mile long and makes a substantial safety improvement year round by providing a safe and pleasant way to walk or bike around lower Lake Todd. It also improves drainage and the trail surface along the Tilly Wheeler trail. And its visible. We have found there is nothing to match the enthusiasm that is generated by providing residents with a section of trail to walk on.

The Contoocook/Warner Project

We also have the opportunity to thank the Bureau of Trails for providing funding for a 2 mile project stretching from Spring St in Contoocook to Route 103 in the Davisville section of Warner by Exit 7 of I-89. Most of the 1.5 miles in Contoocook is in okay shape. But there are two wet sections and the Warner section of the trail is very rough. The project will improve drainage and the surface in Contoocook and create a smooth stable trail in Warner suitable for year round use. Friends of the Concord-Lake Sunapee Rail Trail was the sole applicant on this grant. But we did have support from the Contoocook Snowmads and the Kearsarge Trail Snails as this entire section is already part of the snowmobile network during the winter months.

Your Presence Matters

We spend years getting projects ready to go. The Bradford project has been in the works since 2013. 14 meetings at least in front of town boards. Countless hours preparing project details and raising money. Thank you for your help thus far. But this is our ask. Give us 30 minutes of time this evening at the Bradford Community Center on 134 East Main St in Bradford. Bring all the members of your home who would use the trail. (Infants to great-grandparents and everyone in between would qualify here.) Its free. Its quick. And this makes a lasting impact.

October Board Meeting: Oct 15 4pm

CLSRT board meetings are open to the public.  Please join us at Sugar River Bank 2 W Main St Warner, NH starting at 4pm on October 15th.

Draft agenda: Approve minutes of August 13th board meeting.
Financial report
Remaining action items on improved trail sections
Planning for year end fundraising.
Updates on upcoming projects.

Facebook Event

2017 Warner Fall Foliage Festival

Come to the festival and check out our progress on a new section along the Warner River that takes you to Dalton covered bridge.  We’ll also have the booth setup at the corner of Church st and Kearsarge Mountain Rd.  Stop by for more information about the trail or if you would like to volunteer for a shift register here.

Warner Fall Foliage Festival:  http://www.wfff.org/

Brush Clearing: Joppa rd to Depot st Warner 9/16 9am

We need to clear brush and trim back branches in preparation of applying stone dust to the trail.  Bring loppers, cutters, chain saw, pole saw, gloves, bug spray.

Meet at Joppa Rd near the Dalton Covered Bridge in Warner.  Park along the west (wooded) side of the road.  Please do not park on the east side of the road adjacent to the field as this is private property and provides the fire department access to the river.  Wear long pants/boots as there is some poison ivy present on this section.

Concord Conservation Commission Meeting 9/13 7:00pm

Concord Residents: Show your support for the Concord- Lake Sunapee Rail Trail by attending the upcoming Concord Conservation Commission meeting on 9/13/2017 at 7:00pm.  On the schedule is a discussion on the possible purchase of a portion of the old rail grade from PanAm railroad.  More information about the meeting including the full agenda can be found here: http://www.concordnh.gov/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/3581