National Trails Day
Join us June 3rd 10am at Mead Conservation Center for a day on the Wentworth Trail
The Squam Lakes Association has a lot of experience constructing and maintaining many miles of hiking trails. We've built flights of stone steps, installed countless waterbars, and have designed and cut new trail. However, the most important part of this work is the routine trail maintenance.
Lopping branches, cleaning drainage, cutting blowdowns and marking trails keeps them safe and prevents expensive damage while preserving a quality experience for everyone. Every year SLA staff and trail volunteers strive to provide routine maintenance for every single foot of our trail system.
We hope you'll celebrate National Trails Day with us and use your new skills on your favorite trail this season!
The Trip Plan
Folks will meet at Mead Conservation Center (click here for directions) at 10 am on June 3rd. We will pick up trail tools then head out along the Wentworth Trail soon after and ascend Mount Israel. Along the way we will cover the basics of routine trail maintenance as well as take a look at some intensive trail work completed by SLA Trail Crews. After reaching the summit of Mount Israel we will return to the Mead Conservation Center parking lot by 4pm. All ability and experience levels are welcome.
Suggested Gear List: Map of area, Headlamp / flashlight, Rain Jacket or “Shell”, Rain Pants, 1st Aid Kit (fully stocked), Extra insulating top layer, Work/hiking boots w/ high ankle, Work gloves, Cell Phone, Camera (or cell phone camera), Water (> 32oz), Snacks to keep your energy up!