About Cardigan Highlanders Volunteer Trail Crew

About Cardigan Highlanders Volunteer Trail Crew

The Cardigan Highlanders Volunteer Trail Crew has existed since 1985 under the direction of Craig Sanborn, centered around trails on Mount Cardigan and Mount Sunapee in western New Hampshire.  We are an informal, small group of trail enthusiasts who work with the state and local non-profits to maintain, design and build hiking trails.

As interest in hiking increases among the general public so too does the need for proper and appropriate trail maintenance.  Also, as current members of the Cardigan Highlanders aren’t getting any younger, its time to teach the next generation who will then carry on the tradition of volunteer trail tending in New Hampshire.

So, with this in mind, the Cardigan Highlanders have decided to begin reaching out more to the public.  This website represents just a start.  We intend to form a board of directors to share in decision making and bring fresh ideas to the crew; recruit younger and more diverse members, have a presence on Facebook, solidify our relationship with the state’s land conservation agencies and our neighboring trail tenders.

For any further information about the Cardigan Highlanders you can reach us at:


We will soon post highlights of recent and past activities, pictures and information on upcoming trail work events!

Bookmark us and return often to check up on the news!


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