In 2019 we were challenged to raise $50,000 that would be matched by a donor advised fund of the NH Charitable Foundation. Together we did it!
You Have Our Trust Fund of the NH Charitable Foundation has offered us a challenge grant where they will donate $50,000 to CLSRT if we can raise $50,000 from other sources by December 31, 2019.
Meeting that challenge enabled us to have the funds to complete finishing touches on the Stevens Rail Trail in Contoocook & Warner and complete the parking area and a half mile of trail in Concord that opened spring of 2020.
Thank you to everyone who got us over the top. Thank you also to You Have Our Trust for supporting the vision of the Concord-Lake Sunapee Rail Trail and challenging us to reach new heights.
Bike repair stations are springing up along the Concord-Lake Sunapee Rail Trail. CLSRT nearly doubled the number of repair stations in the state of NH by aquiring 5 of the self-contained fixit stands. Each solid bike stand has a variety of built in tools and QR code stamp to access instructions on fixing the most common issues with bicycles.
It’s the perfect time of the season for a snowshoe, ski or walk along the river in Warner while reading the recently released “Good Morning, Snowplow” picture book by local author Deborah Bruss. The vivid illustrations and rhythmic verse are a colorful addition to the beauty of the snow-covered trail.
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.
We successfully added stone dust trail surface to the bridge at Bagley. This short extension to the trail provided us with an opportunity to try a smoother surface material. Early reports are very favorable.
Thanks to everyone who came by our booth at the Pedaling for Payson Schoodacs rest stop today! It was a gorgeous day for a ride. Look for us again at the Warner Fall Foliage Festival on October 7, 8, and 9th.
Thanks to all the folks who helped clear this first section of trail at Bagley Field in Warner, near the site of the old Bagley rail station. The next step is to do some leveling in the loop section and prepare the bed for hard pack surface. When we finish, we will have a scenic one mile loop that starts and ends to the right of the Bagley Field entrance gate. A beautiful place to stroll by the river, take a warm up run, or get a birds eye view of the soccer games.