In honor of National Trails Day, ten hardy volunteers and four NCLT board and staff members cleared a brand-new trail system at our Peabody Conservation Area in Lunenburg. Ignoring the heat and humidity of the day, and armed with two chainsaws, rakes, loppers and handsaws, the trail crew successfully created three interlocking trails that highlight the special features the property has to offer including the beautiful Mulpus Brook, a small pond, an old stone bridge and peaceful woodlands.
Thanks to our trail volunteers Bob Verge, Sharon Bernard, Kathleen McClendon, Doug McQuaid, Nathan Hay, Howie Hargreaves, Kelly Machunsky, Kate Millington and Spencer Russell and our trail crew leaders Betty Reid, Mary Crignan, Richelle Brown and Tom Bratko. Thanks also to Jay Janell for his many hours of time helping to lay out and flag the trail system in preparation for the work day.
The next task will be to mark the trails, install trail name signs and a trail head kiosk with a map that will also be available for download on our website. This should be completed by midsummer and NCLT’s seventh conservation will be open to the public for guided walks and events! Check our website and Facebook page often for more information.
A special thanks to Bill Millington and Jan Storm for their donation of this beautiful piece of property and to Daron Massey for allowing trail access across his property and the installation of a trail kiosk on his land.