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Calendar of events - 2016

More 2016 Events are being planned. Check back soon!

Last Updated 07/11/2016  

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Board Meetings - 2016

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

Annual Meeting 2016

Saturday, October 22, 1PM: Annual Meeting. Town Meeting House, Rte. 123,  Sharon, NH.

Our Annual Meeting is being planned. Check back for details!

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

Trail Work Days 2016

 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 7, 2016 Pratt Mountain
For our first workday of 2016 we will be doing work on the section between Binney Hill Road and Pratt Mountain in New Ipswich. We will be installing water bars at a number of locations, clearing brush, and similar work. Special attention will be focused on the climb from Binney Pond to the overlook on Pratt Mountain. We will meet at 8:30 AM at the Newest Mall on Routes124/123 in New Ipswich as there is limited parking on Binney Hill Road. We will car pool from there to Binney Hill Road.

Saturday September 24, 2016 Sharon Ledges
Join us for our second scheduled workday of 2016 on the Wapack Trail in Sharon. We will be clearing brush at some key outlooks, cleaning water bars and doing general trail maintenance.  .
 We'll meet at 8:30 AM at the Homer J. Belletete memorial trail head parking lot at the intersection of Temple and Greenleaf Roads in Sharon.

Saturday October 15, 2016 To be determined
The location for our final trail work day has not yet been determined. Details, when available, will be posted here and in our Fall newsletter. Thanks!

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.

Hikes 2016

Friday, August 5, 2016: North Pack Group Hike
This hike up North Pack in the Wapack National Wildlife Refuge is being led by the staff of the Peterborough Town Library in partnership with the Friends of the Wapack. We will also be joined by members of the Biology Staff from the US Fish and Wildlife service, who will answer your questions on flora and fauna during the hike and provide information about the Refuge. 

We'll meet at the Wapack National Wildlife Refuge trailhead parking lot on Mountain Road in Greenfield at 10:00 AM. You can also check the Peterborough Town Library website for details:

Saturday, August 27, 2016: 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 22, 2015: Friends of the Wapack Annual Meeting Morning Hike.
See Annual Meeting section above on this page. 

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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