National Trails Day w/ free BBQ and lots of great prizes given away..

  • June 7, 2014 · 9:00 AM
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One Day — That's all we ask
People are getting the message when they pass 
volunteer trail crews who are working on the trail or read it in AMC 
Outdoors and other publications. If you're using trails for recreation 
(hiking, biking, skiing, whatever) you should also contribute to their 
maintenance. Where do you recreate? Who maintains those trails? If you don't 
know, ask.

We do everything from digging in the dirt, clipping 
branches and painting blazes, to moving rocks, building steps, changing and 
building trails. Every project is different and has work for folks with all 
abilities and experiences (including none). We teach you everything you need to 
know — and why. Come join us to learn how and why the trails in the northeast 
are some of the best maintained in the country, and to meet and be the people 
responsible for them.

Just one day a year is all that's necessary if 
everyone pitches in. But don't be surprised that you find trail work as fun, 
creative, interesting and compelling as the rest of us who return time and time 
again. The work is lots of fun — if it weren't, none of us would do 
it!

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  • Brad

    It was hard work but fun, good peeps, great view! It felt really good to give back to the trail system that I've used for so many years.

    June 8

  • Mary F.

    Great day, good group and lots of work completed on the trails.

    June 8

  • John

    are people car-pooling for this? and are folks staying overnight, or just for the day? Thanks!

    June 5

  • John & L.

    we'll be joining a crew on the Old Bridle Path in Franconia Notch instead...
    but no BBQ... darn!

    May 29

    • john l.

      Come to the BBQ anyways AMC would not mind at all ...

      1 · June 4

    • John & L.

      thanks, John ... any idea when the BBQ starts/ends?

      June 5

  • mary ellen p.

    I'm looking forward to being there!

    May 12

  • Rico S.

    What can we bring to help? I have a massage table to contribute!

    February 3, 2014

    • john l.

      Work gloves , plenty of water and lunch the AMC provides a BBQ and a chance to win a prize after the trailwork is finished ...

      March 19, 2014

  • Brad

    I can carry two or three passengers depending on whether my daughter is joining me. Let me know if you need a ride from Boston area.

    February 3, 2014

  • Lara

    Love the outdoors, I want to contribute

    January 28, 2014

  • john l.

    I plan to stay at Dry River Campground ...

    December 22, 2013

  • Suzanne S

    Where are people staying overnight? Are people driving there Friday? I'd love to stay an extra day and make it all fun.

    December 21, 2013

  • Daniel S

    best karmic rule in the book... leave things as you found them or better. show appreciation.

    someone gives you access to something beautiful clean up your messes and maybe put in some elbow grease to polish it up and leave it better so you're invited back more often.

    common sense ain't so common now a'days.

    1 · October 12, 2013

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