North-South Cycling and Camping Tour September 12-14

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Ducks take off at Willoughby Lake in Westmore on an early autumn morning.     Photo by Bethany M. Dunbar

Ducks take off at Willoughby Lake in Westmore on an early autumn morning.Photo by Bethany M. Dunbar

The North-South Cycling and Camping Tour, from September 12 to 14, is a fully supported and equipped ride from the Canadian border at Derby Line, through Willoughby Gap, down to St. Johnsbury and along the Connecticut River to the Massachusetts border.

The Northwoods Stewardship Center takes the lead in outfitting this excursion.  A support vehicle will ride along the way.  Meals are included, and the host will “mule” sleeping bags and packs from one site to the next, so participants are free to enjoy the ride.

The cost is $200 for all three days.  Registration wraps up on Tuesday, September 2.

For more information, contact Maria Young at the Northwoods Stewardship Center at (802) 673 2023.  For a more detailed itinerary and to register online, go to www.kingdomgames.co.  — from Kingdom Games.

For more things to do, see our Events page.

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North Branch Trail now open to public

Pictured, from back to front, are:  Kyle Bunnell, Ethan Vaniere, Maylynda Fairgrieve, and Eric Howarth.  Photo courtesy of the Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge — Nulhegan Basin Division

Pictured, from back to front, are: Kyle Bunnell, Ethan Vaniere, Maylynda Fairgrieve, and Eric Howarth. Photo courtesy of the Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge — Nulhegan Basin Division

The Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge — Nulhegan Basin Division announces that the North Branch Trail has been completed and is now available for public use.

The four-mile loop trail is accessed from a parking area along Route 105 in Ferdinand, approximately one-half mile west of the railroad crossing.  It’s expected that the trail will enhance opportunities for bird watching, environmental education outings by school children, and especially fishing — with improved access to the North Branch of the Nulhegan River, a high quality cold-water stream.  In addition, the parking area will be plowed during winter to allow access for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing, opportunities that are currently lacking on the refuge due to the limited number of access points available to pedestrians during winter.

The rustic trail was constructed during the past two summers by the Nulhegan Basin Division’s Youth Conservation Corps crew, with special assistance from Conservation Corps staff from NorthWoods Stewardship Center in East Charleston.

The new trail and all the division’s lands are open to the public year-round.  Maps and other orientation materials are available at entry kiosks and at the visitor contact station in Brunswick.  — from the United States Department of the Interior.

For more things to do, check out our events section.

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