Cohos Trail Events

Here are a few Cohos Trail volunteer days and other events to put on your calendar. Come join us if you can to help make improvements on the mighty Cohos Trail.

July 23, 2022 – Volunteers needed to help us on the bog bridge trail. We will be removing 20 rotten bog bridges and building 20 new. Meeting at 9 am on the Magalloway road end of the trail. Magalloway road is on your right as you travel north on route 3. It is a dirt road. Please pack your lunch and water, gloves, a hammer, flat edged screw driver and wire snips if you have them. The lumber is at the work site but will need to be moved about for placement. The bog bridges will be topped with chicken wire for traction. We will need assistance carrying in the tools, spikes, chicken wire and nails. Using the flat edged screw driver and hammer, we will remove the wire from the old bridges to reuse on the new. After the wire is removed, the old planks will be busted up and dispersed in the forest (they are natural wood and will decompose), the new bridges will be assembled and topped with chicken wire for traction.

We will be adding other volunteer work days to the schedule soon.


Past Events

Here are some of the things we’ve been up to recently…

June 4, 2022 – volunteers constructed 25 new bog bridges on the Covell Mt. Trail.

May 22, 2022 – 8 bog bridges were replaced on the Falls in the River Trail by a group of volunteers.

October 9th, 2021 Canada Border station parking area. 4th CT Lake trail head. 9:00 or when u can get there!!!

HEADWATERS HELPERS NEEDED RIGHT ON THE BORDER
The tiny sheet of water that is Fourth Connecticut Lake on the Canadian border will be the site of a Cohos Trail Association work day to complete the extensive bog bridge spans rebuild around the headwaters of the Connecticut River. Volunteers young and old are encouraged to come out to help replace bog bridges and install chicken wire traction segments on the many heavy plank spans.
The work day will begin Saturday, October 9th as early as 9am, but volunteers may arrive at anytime in the morning at the parking pullout on the right (east) by the US Port of Entry station at the end of Route 3 at the Canadian border. The Fourth Connecticut Lake Trail is just north and west across the highway from the station. Those who wish to participate should bring sturdy shoes, gloves (a must), long pants, plenty of fluids, and a lunch. Bring the following tools if you have them: wire snips and hammer. The association will have a first aid kit at the work day.
All are welcome to help complete this big project that began with a National Guard helicopter lift of materials into the backcountry. The work is being carried out on Nature Conservancy Land. No domestic pets are permitted on the Fourth Connecticut Lake tract, so please leave your dog at home.

We will have Cohos merchandise available at the end of the work day. T shirts and hats $20.00, maps $15.00, and dog kerchiefs $10.00. Cash or check.

September 18th, 2021 Pittsburg NH 9:00 AM

The rebuild of the Big Brook bridge on the Falls in the River Trail in northern Pittsburg has been pushed back to September 18th at 9:00 AM. When September rolls around, we’ll have a good deal of information posted about the project and how you may help. Too much water moving now and more expected. So it would be best to delay the work in the hopes the water volume drops a good deal.Route 3 Pittsburg, Parking area left of south end Falls in the River trail look for CT signs. Check Friends of the Cohos trail on facebook for more information.

August 28, 2021 Canada Border station parking area. 4th CT Lake trail head. 8:00 or when u can get there!!!

HEADWATERS HELPERS NEEDED RIGHT ON THE BORDER
The tiny sheet of water that is Fourth Connecticut Lake on the Canadian border will be the site of a Cohos Trail Association work day to complete the extensive bog bridge spans rebuild around the headwaters of the Connecticut River. Volunteers young and old are encouraged to come out to help install chicken wire traction segments on the many heavy plank spans.
The work day will begin Saturday, August 28th as early as 8am, but volunteers may arrive at anytime in the morning at the parking pullout on the right (east) by the US Port of Entry station at the end of Route 3 at the Canadian border. The Fourth Connecticut Lake Trail is just north and west across the highway from the station. Those who wish to participate should bring sturdy shoes, gloves (a must), long pants, plenty of fluids, and a lunch. Bring the following tools if you have them: wire snips and hammer. The association will have a first aid kit at the work day.
All are welcome to help complete this big project that began with a National Guard helicopter lift of materials into the backcountry. The work is being carried out on Nature Conservancy Land. No domestic pets are permitted on the Fourth Connecticut Lake tract, so please leave your dog at home.

Coon Brook Bridge Repair/Trail Clearing
Saturday October 19th 2019, 9:00AM-4:00PM
Pittsburg, NH

We need a few people to come up to Pittsburg on October 19th at 9:00 to help repair the Coon Brook Bridge on the Bog Bridge Trail. Meet up on Magalloway Road at the pull-off above the junction of the Moose Alley and Bog Bridge Trails. Look for CT signs on Route 3 and the Magalloway Road sign. Drive about a mile down and look for our sign and small pull-off. Bring lunch, hand loppers, and water, and join us in some Cohos Trail fun. Please bring orange clothing for hunting safety.

Pondicherry Wildlife Refuge – Slide Brook Trail Bridge Replacement
Saturday November 2nd 2019, 8:00AM-1:30PM
Jefferson, NH

Come join us at 8:00 on November 2nd to repair and replace some worn bridges on the Slide Brook Trail. We may also fill some holes in the beaver dam/trail. There is a small carry-in of materials and just a few people needed. Email [email protected] for more information. Bring a lunch and wear orange.