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Calendar of events - 2015

Last Updated 08/11/2015  

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Board Meetings - 2015

Board Meetings - First Thursday of alternate months unless otherwise noted. (January 8, March 5, May 7, no meeting in July, September 3, November 5). All are welcome. January, March and May board meetings at Ashby Public Library, Ashby, MA, September and November meetings at Shieling Forest Barn in Peterborough, NH,. 7:00 PM. Send us an email to confirm location.

Trail Work Days 2015

 All workdays start at 8:30 AM and typically wind down around 3:00 or 4:00 in the afternoon. Bring lunch, water, work clothes, and enthusiasm. We supply the tools and encouragement.  Call Mike Przybyla for details 603-878-3350.

Saturday May 16, 2015 Windblown XC Ski Area
The first workday will be on May 16th and will concentrate on improving drainage along the section of the trail through the Windblown XC ski area. We will be installing water bars on the upper section of the trail on Barrett Mtn. If time permits we will do general trail maintenance and drainage work on the section south of Windblown. Meet at 8:30 AM at the Windblown Ski area parking lot.

Saturday July 18, 2015 - New Hampshire Trails Day, Temple Mt. State Reservation
Come participate in NH Trails Day with us at a work day to install bog bridges on the new Beebe Trail at Temple Mountain State Reservation. Meet at 8:30 AM at the Temple Mountain State Reservation parking lot on Route 101 in Peterborough.

Saturday September 26, 2015 Raymond Trail
The third workday will be on September 26 and will involve the construction of a bog bridge over a small stream on the Raymond Trail. A number of years ago we installed a log bridge of the the stream, but this has deteriorated and we will be installing a more permanent bridge. The Raymond Trail has limited parking, so we will park at the Cranberry Meadow Pond Trail located approximately a quarter mile north on East Mountain Road in Peterborough. We will be carrying in wood for the bridge, so make sure you wear gloves and have a pack that you don't mind carrying wood in.

Saturday October 17, 2015 New Ipswich to Sharon section
The final workday will be on October 17th and will concentrate on the section of the Wapack trail between Turnpike Road in New Ipswich and Nashua Road in Sharon. We haven't visited this section on a workday in quite a few years and will be doing general trail maintenance including drainage work, brush trimming, and blazing. Meet at the NewWest Mall on Turnpike Road in New Ipswich from which we will car pool over to the trailhead where there is limited parking.

These workdays are a good opportunity to contribute in direct way to the maintenance of the trail, learn some trail maintenance techniques, and have a good time. Hope to see you there.

To receive email reminders of our trail work days, sign up at our Join! page.

Annual Meeting 2015

Saturday, October 24, 1PM: Annual Meeting. Town Meeting House, Rte. 123,  Sharon, NH.

Our 2015 Annual Meeting is being planned. Check back for details, and watch for a special mailing and email announcement.  To sign up for our emails and newsletters, visit our Join! page.

 For questions regarding our annual meeting, please send an email to

Hikes 2015

Saturday September 12 (New Date!), 2015: Wapack Trail End to End!:.
Hike the entire trail in one day! Group will meet at 6:00 AM at the trail head in Greenfield. Please call leader Tom Brumaghim to register and for details (603) 878-6167.

Saturday, October 24, 2015: Friends of the Wapack Annual Meeting Hike.
Our annual meeting day morning hike is being planned. Check back for details. 

Please check back for any changes or additions to the hike schedule

Let us know if you would like someone from the Friends of the Wapack to lead a hike on the Wapack Trail for your group. Send us an email at

Friends of the Wapack hikes may also listed with the Harris Center for Conservation Education.
You can also hike the Wapack Trail with the Midstate Trail Committee.

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