Cardigan Highlanders Volunteer Trail Crew

3rd Saturday of the Month

To aid your planning, we will schedule a work day on the 3rd Saturday of each month during the trailwork season. If we must cancel that day due to foul weather or other unforeseeable factors, we will use the next day, Sunday as our backup day. We will schedule other work days as jobs and/or available crews pop up, but you can count on there being a work day on the 3rd Saturday of the month.

Projects, Work Days, and Volunteer Opportunities

Most current project on the top.

Sat. May 4, 2024: CHVTC Workday on Mt Kearsarge, Winslow Trail, 0900.

Spring patrol: chop blowdowns, rake drains. Meet at 0900 Winslow State Park (map links below). Wear leather boots, long pants. BYO food & 2 qt water. Tools supplied. If interested, please email [email protected] or use the contact form at the bottom of this page to sign up and ask any questions. Cold drinks afterwards.
Thank you, Craig            Winslow State Park on Google Maps                 Kearsarge Trail Map PDF

2024 Season Starts Soon...

We seem to have made it through this would-be winter with not much snow but five mud seasons. Snow's about melted, we can start patrolling trails. This note is just to say that we'll start soon, but conditions are not quite ready.

Gates are still across roads at Cardigan and at Kearsarge. Brooks are high at all our trails on Sunapee. I am patrolling Cole Pond Trail because it is reachable.

One job we may do soon is to build a 14' bridge by Forest Service design on existing abutments at the Enfield Shaker Museum.
They order lumber and provide a place to store materials. We laminate 3 2x12x14' stringers, and cut some other pieces. The site is on an old road, and they move materials to site. One session salvaging the site, then one to assemble the bridge. Likely in the next two weeks.

There are also patrols of Enfield trails at Bicknell Brook and at Harris Brook reservoir. Interested volunteers please email us at  [email protected].

Happy Spring! All the best, Craig


Due to variable weather and to accommodate our volunteers and clients, we usually invite volunteers by email several days before the workday. 
We work weekdays and the third Saturdays May - October, but weather has forced changes several times this season. 
The best way to sign up is to contact us so we can add you to the email invitation list.
Please use the contact form below, or email us at [email protected] if you have any questions.

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