Volunteers Create Loop Trail in Portsmouth

October 31, 2011
Creek Farm

Volunteers of all age and experience levels recently helped build a new 1.5-mile walking trail near the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests’ Creek Farm Reservation off Little Harbor Road in Portsmouth.

Crossing through open forest and along scenic Sagamore Creek, the new Little Harbor Loop Trail now connects the Forest Society’s Creek Farm Reservation with the State’s Wentworth Coolidge Historic Site and City of Portsmouth conservation land along Little Harbor Road. Staff from the Forest Society, New Hampshire Department of Resources and Economic Development, and the City of Portsmouth worked with more than 30 volunteers, including the newly-formed Friends of Creek Farm, a scout troop, members of the Portsmouth Conservation Commission, and several Forest Society land stewards, to clear the route and install guiding signage.

“The Little Harbor Loop trail is a terrific example of collaboration between individuals, governmental organizations, and non-profits,” said Forest Society Land Steward Program Specialist Carrie Deegan. “It’s very satisfying to work on a project like this and immediately be able to see the results of your efforts.”

A map of the new trail is available at the Forest Society’s Online Guide to Our Lands website, forestsociety.org/ogol.

Founded in 1901, the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests is the state’s oldest and largest non-profit land conservation organization. Supported by 10,000 families and businesses, the Forest Society’s mission is to perpetuate the state’s forests by promoting land conservation and sustainable forestry. For more information, visit www.forestsociety.org.