County to Unveil New Scenic Trail in October

Marshall Pond, Unity, NH (Courtesy photo).

Public Invited to Help Select Name for It

The Natural Resources Department of Sullivan County has been constructing a four-mile trail this past summer that connects the County Farm to Unity Mountain and Marshall Pond properties.  According to Dawn Dextraze, Education and Outreach Specialist with the department, “The trail starts near the Sullivan County Health Care parking lot and ends at Mica Mine Rd.  It is a scenic trail passing by two ponds, through miles of forest, and is connected to a mountain overlook via a loop trail.  There will be a kiosk located just off of 2nd NH Turnpike by the DOT salt shed, less than a mile up the road from the county complex turn off.     

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“We have had two SCA crews help us create the trail and will highlight that partnership at the Grand Opening,” said Dextraze.  “Unity Elementary School will be running the shuttle bus at noon and encouraging their students and their families to participate on the hike.”  

As part of the project, the department is inviting the public to help name the new trail.  

“We want your help to name the trail,” said Dextraze.  “We came up with three names of our own but could use suggestions.” 

Anyone interested in voting for one of the three names or offering one of their own is invited to use the Survey Monkey link to participate:  Voting ends on Friday, Sept. 22; the new trail name will be unveiled at the Grand Opening, which is planned for Oct. 7, from 9:00 a.m. to noon  

Schedule for the Grand Opening of the New Trail on Sullivan County Lands:

 9:00am    Walk begins at the Sullivan County Health Care Parking Lot

10:00am    Trail Name and Kiosk Unveiling on 2nd NH Turnpike

10:30am    Walk the rest of the trail to Mica Mine Rd.

12:00pm    Bus shuttle back to the Sullivan County Complex   

Please bring water and snacks and wear sturdy shoes for the full hike.


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