Pisgah State Park Management Plan Changes

09/24/2014 - 1:00pm
09/24/2014 - 4:00pm
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A meeting of the Pisgah State Park Steering Committee and Technical Team to discuss proposed changes to the current Pisgah State Park Management Plan will be held on Wednesday September 24, 2014 from 1 to 4 pm at the NH Fish and Game Region Headquarters located at 15 Ash Brook Court in Keene, New Hampshire. The public is invited to attend.

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27th Annual Friends of Pisgah Picnic

10/04/2014 - 11:30am
10/04/2014 - 2:00pm
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Join us at the Annual FOP Picnic at the FOP Visitor’s Center, 520 Old Chesterfield Road, Winchester, NH!  All are invited to share in the good times with members, families and guests.

New members are encouraged to attend.  Hamburgers, hot dogs and roasted corn-on-the-cob will be provided along with refreshments, plates and cups.  Feel free to bring your favorite dish, salad or dessert to share.

The Visitor Center and Barn Museum will be open.  Check out the artifacts, scrapbooks and exhibits that highlight the history of Pisgah.  The buildings were built by FOP members and many volunteers in the style of buildings once found in the Park.

Mums and pumpkins will be raffled off after dinner.

We’d like to thank the New Hampshire Division of Parks and Recreation for allowing us to use the park for our picnic..

For further information contact Gary Montgomery at (603) 363-8420.

Pisgah Historic Sites Map

Map of Pisgah Historical Sites

Friends of Pisgah Monthly Trail Maintenance

09/13/2014 - 10:00am
09/13/2014 - 2:00pm
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For this month's trail maintenance we are meeting at the Visitor's Center on Old Chesterfield Road in
Winchester tomorrow, Saturday, September 13th at 10:00am.  We are going to clear and chip brush at Fullam Pond.

Bring bug repellent, water, lunch and tools or use ours.

For more information…… call John Herrick (603) 256-630

Friends of Pisgah August 16th Bridge Rebuilding

08/16/2014 - 9:00am
08/16/2014 - 2:00pm
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Meet at the Kilburn Trailhead on Route 63 in Hinsdale at 9AM. We are going to rebuild the bridge on the northeast corner of the Kilburn Loop at the end of Kilburn Road.  New stringers will already be in place.  We will replace the decking and hand rails with new lumber provided by the state.  The lumber will already be cut and will be transported close to the bridge.

Bring bug spray, gloves, lunch & water.  We will have required tools.

For more information…… call John Herrick (603)256-6301 or Gary Montgomery (603)363-8420.

Pisgah Trail Maintenance 2014-07-12

Lauren Canario, Jim Johnson, David Weisel, Doug Favreau and his dog
Hermes, Matt Edson, John Hudachek, Gary Montgomery and Pisgah State Park
Manager Whip Newell met at 8 am on Saturday, July 12th at the Pisgah
Visitors Center in Winchester.  The goal of the day was to rebuild the
decking and hand rails on the second bridge from the south end of the
South Woods Trail.

Friends of Pisgah July 12th Trail Maintenance

07/12/2014 - 8:00am
07/12/2014 - 2:00pm
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Meet at the FOP Visitor Center on Old Chesterfield Road in Winchester at 8AM on Saturday, July 12th. The Visitor Center is located in the southeast corner of the park see http://www.nhstateparks.org/uploads/pdf/PisgahSumrMap.pdf.

We are going to rebuild a bridge on the South Woods Trail.  The stringers are sound, but we will replace the decking and hand rails with new lumber provided by the state.  The lumber will already be cut and transported as close as a truck can get it.  Saturday an ATV will transport the lumber to the first bridge on the south end of the South Woods Trail.  We will need help carrying the lumber and tools to the second bridge that we will redeck.

Bring bug spray, gloves, lunch & water.  We will have required tools.

 
For more information…… call John Herrick (603)256-6301 or Gary Montgomery (603)363-8420.

Summer 2014 Update Newsletter Posted

The Summer 2014 Update newsletter has been posted.

Friends of Pisgah June Trail Maintenance

06/14/2014 - 9:00am
06/14/2014 - 11:00am
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For this month's trail maintenance FOP Council members Gary Montgomery, John Herrick and John Hudachek met Pisgah Park Manager Whip Newell at the Visitor's Center on Old Chesterfield Road in Winchester.  Whip explained how to do trail inventories.  Gary, John, John and Whip divided the remaining trail inventory sheets and will complete the trail inventories in the next month.

First Annual Friends of Pisgah 10K/5K Trail Race Run/Walk Pisgah Park May 24, 2014

The Friends of Pisgah (FOP) hosted the first FOP Pisgah Park 10/5 kilometer trail race/walk in Pisgah Park on Saturday, May 24, 2014. Gary Montgomery, FOP President mapped the course earlier in the month. Pisgah Council members along with the Chesterfield Emergency Response Team (ERT) and a few other FOP volunteers arrived at a bit after 7:00 a.m. Saturday and got to work setting up registration tables, a food table and tee shirt table. By 8:25 a.m. all was in place for the contestants to arrive, get their race bibs and pick up their tee shirts. Over 80 folks, young and older, were pre-registered and another 60 or so registered on arrival at the Horseshoe Trailhead on a cool, damp and cloudy morning. A total of 138 competitors were ready for the start of the race at the Horseshoe Road Parking Lot. Amazingly, the bugs were not too active by race time though some appeared while participants were running/walking the trails. Around 9:30 a.m. or so, volunteers to man check points in the Park along the course left by ATV to reach their stations. Gary Montgomery marked the start line.