On Saturday August 11, 2012 the Dartmouth Outing Club, the Hanover Area Friends of the A.T., and the Town of Hanover will celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the Completion of the Appalachian Trail. A day of celebration of Benton MacKaye’s creation, the history of the A.T. and its manifestation.
Local activities include guided day hikes with members of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC), the Hanover Town Trails Committee, the Dartmouth Outing Club (DOC) and the Green Mountain Club (GMC). The hike to Smarts Mountain for those wanting a mountain hike, a breath-taking view from the Lambert Ridge and the fire tower will be led by Matt Stevens of the ATC. Those wanting a pure escape-in-to-nature trail hike may join Heinz and Inge Trebitz of the GMC at Dan&Whit’s in Norwich. They will lead the trail hike from Elm Street, across Happy Hill, to Rte 14 West Hartford ending at the West Hartford Village Store. And for those who want ‘short and sweet’, Doug Mcllroy a Professor of Computer Sciences at Dartmouth and member of the Hanover Town Trails Committee will lead a hike from the Hanover Coop Service Station lot up to the Velvet Rocks. There will be the option to take a walk on the ‘wilder side’ of the Appalachian Trail and hike back the property line of the White Mountain National Forest.
In the afternoon there will be a gathering on the front lawn of Robinson Hall at Dartmouth College with friends new and old, food, and fun. Highlights in the afternoon will include guest speaker Larry Anderson the author of Benton MacKaye’s biography, a display of historic DOC and Appalachian Trail documents, an opportunity to meet the current leaders of the DOC and more.
Local community, Dartmouth students and alumni, and hiking enthusiasts unable to attend the weekend celebration in Harper’s Ferry Virginia are invited to this free event at Robinson Hall to learn more about Dresden, Dartmouth and the Appalachian Trail, and how their connections have shaped the landscape of what we know today as the Upper Valley.
75th Aniversary Event AGENDA
Questions or to volunteer contact:
Appalachian Trail Monitor Coordinator
Dartmouth Outing Club,Robinson Hall, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH 03755
Twitter ID: @DartmouthOuting @HAFoAT
Get outside for some good times on trails.
Paddle the Connecticut River Water Trail, bike the Northern Rail Trail, pitch in with your communities local trail building efforts, learn some new trail care skills, or be part of a major trail celebration.
There’s lots happening on Upper Valley Trails Day ( In conjunction with the American Hiking Society’s NATIONAL TRAILS DAY).
The Vermont Safe Routes to School Resource Center is pleased to offer the Walk Smart/Bike Smart Vermont! curriculum.
Vermont Safe Routes to School Resource Center
The Vermont Safe Routes to School Resource Center is managed by the Vermont Agency of Transportation and is aimed at making it easier than ever for schools to participate in Safe Routes to School.
Safe Routes to School is a federally supported program to encourage walking and biking to school regularly, routinely, and safely. SRTS integrates elements of transportation, economics, health and physical activity, environmental awareness, and safety into one program.
Get outside with the Hartford Conservation Commission to explore the spring wonders at Hartford Town Forest.
Free of predatory fish, Vernal pools provide the perfect breeding grounds for salamanders and several other amphibians.
Great event for families!
Saturday, April 21
10:00 a.m. – noon
Hartford Town Forest
Despite a lack of snow this winter, the Enfield Shaker Museum’s SnowShoe-a-Thon Fundraiser is still being held this weekend (Saturday, February 11th starting at 10 a.m.). Come out and enjoy a fun morning hiking or snowshoeing on the Shaker Museum trails while helping to support the museum. For more information or school pledge forms contact: email@example.com or 603-632-4346. Adult pledge forms (page 1 and page 2). Poster
Funds raised support the Enfield Shaker Museum Education Fund which supports school-based programs, Museum snowshoes, and more.
Location: Tracy Hall, Norwich What trail signs are out there and what would you like to see? Trail Names Painted Blazes/Disks Destinations Permitted Uses Travel Times Distance Markers Trail Ethics/Rules Map Boxes/Kiosks Trail Maintainer/Ownership Info Electronic Map Codes (QR codes) Join in on a two hour presentation and discussion as we explore the multitude of Upper Valley trail sign possibilities and help plan for future trail enjoyment. Invitation Presented by Upper Valley Trails Alliance Please E-mail John.Taylor@uvtrails.org to register.
The Hulbert Outdoor Center, Lake Morey Resort, and the Upper Valley Trails Alliance are busy working to provide you another great Lake Morey Winter Weekend. Almost as fast as a blink of an eye, you’ll find that three months have past since I wrote this post and Lake Morey will be frozen, snow will blanket the surrounding hillsides, and another great festive occassion will be taking place – Celebrating Winter and the New Year.
Enjoy ice skating, snowshoeing, x-country skiing, winter camping and ice-fishing demos, story-telling, dog-sled demos, local musicians, great food, and more.
January 7th – Skate-a-thon at Lake Morey Resort – Upper Valley Trails Alliance fundraiser on the longest outdoor skating trail in the country. Try out Nordic Skating and see how many laps you can skate?
January 7th – Winter Skills Day at Hulbert Outdoor Center – Learn or hone some special outdoor skills with the help of craftsmen and outdoor experts.
January 8th – WinterFest at Hulbert Outdoor Center – Loads of fun winter activities celebrating all that our colder snowy season has to offer.
Event Details: Winter Weekend PSA 2012