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New Hampshire participates in National Trails Day

Volunteers spiffed up New Hampshire state parks as part of the American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day yesterday.

More than 2,000 events were planned across the country, including several in New Hampshire.

At Pisgah State Park in Chesterfield, volunteers repaired a bridge and re-established an overgrown viewpoint. At Temple Mountain State Reservation, volunteers will cut a new base to summit trail, and at Bear Brook State Park in Allenstown, groups cut back brush and improved drainage on several trails.

Other work was done at Winslow, Pillsbury, Franconia Notch and Crawford Notch state parks.

The American Hiking Society created National Trails Day in 1993 to encourage people to participate in activities that promote healthy living, protect green space, educate youth and adults on the importance of trails and instill excitement for the outdoors.

New Hampshire State Parks officials say the day also is a way to showcase the state’s partnership with community organizations and to promote stewardship of the parks.

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