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All in a Day’s (Trail) Work

Bridges on Peterborough path get an upgrade

It’s been 10 years since the official opening of the Cranberry Pond Mountain Trail. We’d say it’s been a success, based on how well-loved it is by locals and the wear and tear we see on the path.

But that also means the original bridges needed some TLC to keep them safe and well-maintained, which is a summer project we’ve nearly completed. The old rotting bridges were dismantled, debris hauled out, new lumber carried in, bark peeled off logs, and new bridge decks installed over the course of a few days.

Built to last

“Peeling the bark off the logs will protect against rot,” says Rick Brackett, land manager for the Conservancy. “The bridges we just built should last longer.”

The Conservancy is dedicated to caring for the land and maintaining recreational access where we can. Take a hike on the trail to check out the new bridges yourself.

Special thanks to Swift Corwin, Windsor Mountain Camp, and the volunteers who came out for our work days.

Trail stewards key

Do you want to be a volunteer for future work days or help keep the trail a welcoming place? Please email Rick Brackett, land manager, or call him at 603-357-0600, ext. 105.

“Thanks for the trail. We saw beaver-cut tree, toadstools, deer tracks, ferns, and a tree growing out of a rock.”
— Jerry Martin, hiker on the Cranberry Meadow Pond Trail