Chestnut Hill Parking Lot Expansion and the Old Chesterfield Road Culvert Replacement Completed

Work on the Chestnut Hill Parking Lot expansion and the Old Chesterfield Road culvert replacement was completed on November 21st.   On the same day (an a week ahead of schedule) the final clean-up of the log yard for the timber harvest east of Horseshoe Road completed. Go to the State
Parks website at:

https://www.nhstateparks.org/news-and-events/projects/pisgah-timber-harvest.aspx
to see the project from start to finish.

Inge Seaboyer

Forester III

NH Division of Forests & Lands

Forest Management Bureau

Caroline A. Fox Research & Demonstration Forest

603.464.3453

Ingeborg.seaboyer@dred.nh.gov

foxforest@dred.nh.gov


Keene Connector Trail Closed

The Keene Connector Trail from Old Swanzey Road in Chesterfield to the west end of the Horatio Colony Preserve in Swanzey is closed due to a logging operation.  It will be re-opened by the summer of 2017.  Signs have been placed to this effect at the Colony Preserve in Keene, at the lower end of Old Swanzey Road, at Beals, at Kilburn, at Plain Road, and at Madame Sherri's.  This sign is at Old Swanzey Road.

Tom Duston
Chesterfield Conservation Commision

Pisgah Trail

"The Pisgah Trail", which is the name for the Wantastiquet-Mondanock Trail section through Pisgah, and uses sections of the Davis Hill, Baker Pond, Reservoir, North Ponds, Old Chesterfield Road, Nash, Fullum Pond and Beals Trails, has been signed from Kilburn to Beals.  Thanks to Rob Konig of Keene for his work on this.  The signs were purchased by the Chesterfield Conservation Commission.

Tom Duston
Chesterfield Conservation Commision

Bear Mountain Trail Update

The Bear Mountain Trail route (across from Kilburn) has been flagged and can be followed out to the view site and beyond toward Brattleboro.  The recent logging operation greatly obscured the trail at the east end but I have been reassured by Richard Hood, landowner, that he continues his support for the trail and for the FOP.  A permanent trail route will be re-signed in 2017.


Tom Duston
Chesterfield Conservation Commission




Old Chesterfield Road Work and Chestnut Hill Parking Lot Expansion 11/18/2016 Update

Expansion of the Chestnut Hill parking lot at Pisgah State Park will be completed on November 18, 2016. Old Chesterfield Road will be open to the lot for the weekend of 11/19-11/20. On Monday November 28, 2016 Old Chesterfield Road in Winchester will be CLOSED to all vehicles from the Nash Trail junction north while culverts are replaced.  CAUTION - Dump Trucks will be on Old Chesterfield Road - WATCH FOR TRUCKS! Watch for closure signs and updates on this website.

Thanks! 

Inge Seaboyer
Forester III
NH Division of Forests & Lands
Forest Management Bureau
Caroline A. Fox Research & Demonstration Forest
603.464.3453

Reservoir Trail Bridge Rebuild

11/19/2016 - 9:00am
11/19/2016 - 1:00pm
Etc/GMT-4

The Friends of Pisgah will meet at the Horseshoe Trailhead at 9:00 Saturday, November 19th, to rebuild the bridge on the Reservoir Trail south of the Baker Pond Trail.  The bridge materials are already on site and the old bridge has already been removed.

Bring water, gloves and, if desired, lunch and your own tools.

Fall 2016 Update Available

The Fall 2016 edition of Update the Friends of Pisgah newsletter has been posted.  Click the Newsletter tab to check it out.

Old Chesterfield Road Work and Chestnut Hill Parking Lot Expansion

Starting Wednesday November 9, 2016 two construction projects will be happening at Pisgah State Park. Old Chesterfield Road in Winchester will be CLOSED to vehicles from the Fullham Pond Parking Lot north while the Chestnut Hill Parking Lot is expanded and a culvert is replaced between the parking lots.  At the completion of this work a second culvert will be replaced south of the Fullham Pond Parking lot and at that time Old Chesterfield Road will be closed at the junction of Broad Brook Road.  Dump Trucks will be on Old Chesterfield Road throughout the project. WATCH FOR TRUCKS! And watch for closure signs and updates on this website.

Old Chesterfield Road will be open for the long weekend (11/11-11/13), work will resume next week.

Inge Seaboyer

Forester III

NH Division of Forests & Lands

Forest Management Bureau

Caroline A. Fox Research & Demonstration Forest

603.464.3453

Ingeborg.seaboyer@dred.nh.gov

Pisgah Reservoir Trail Bridge Rebuilding

11/05/2016 - 10:00am
11/05/2016 - 2:00pm
Etc/GMT-4
The
Friends of Pisgah will meet at the Horseshoe Trailhead at 10:00 Saturday, November 5th, to rebuild two bridges on the Reservoir Trail.  The bridge materials are already on site and one of the old bridges has already been removed.

Bring water, lunch, gloves and, if desired, your own tools.

Friends of Pisgah October Trail Maintenance Canceled

Due to the messy, wet conditions with numerous trees down in the Park the Saturday, October 29th bridge building has been canceled by Pisgah Park Manager Whip Newell for this month.