Join the AMC, the White Mountain National Forest, National Forest Foundation, and the White Mountain Trail Collective as we begin to celebrate the bicentennial of the Crawford Path. Lend a hand on a Saturday to do some trail maintenance on this historic hiking trail in the White Mountains!
Crawford Path is one of the most popular trails on the White Mountain National Forest. Part of the path's popularity is the nearly six miles of alpine environment and coincidence with the famed Appalachian Trail. As the oldest continuously maintained recreation trail in the country, Crawford suffers from degraded trail conditions nearly 200 years in the making.
This volunteer event is part of Crawford Path's 200th anniversary, the White Mountain National Forest's centennial, and the 50th anniversary of the National Trails System Act. These events provide an opportunity for volunteers to help protect the Crawford Path from further degradation and reflect on the local legacy of over 100 years of active trail maintenance in the White Mountain Region.
The day will begin at 9am at AMC's Highland Center in Crawford Notch with a brief welcoming and orientation. Volunteers will need to be prepared for the day and have sturdy hiking boots, long pants, work gloves, plenty of water, lunch, snacks, and other clothing appropriate for the weather. We will be working on the trail rain or shine. The day will be led by AMC Trail Crew Leaders in partnership with the White Mountain National Forest. After the orientation we will walk across the road and access the Crawford Path. A short hike will lead us up to the trail projects where we will provide an orientation to tools and safety, talk about trail maintenance, and then get to work!
At the end of the day we will pack up and hike back to the Highland Center to wrap up with a big Thank You to our volunteers!
hope you can join us to help maintain America's oldest, continuously maintained, hiking trail.
This program is open to individuals and families with children 12 and older. Pre-registration is required, participation is FREE.