Fly Rod Crosby Trail workday is Saturday, June 30
MADRID - The Fly Rod Crosby Trail, with the help of many volunteers and generous support from individuals, businesses and foundations, is slowly but surely taking shape in Maine's High Peaks Region.
The first 20 miles is now open for hiking from Phillips to the Saddleback Ski Resort in Sandy River Plantation. Now in its third year of development, the trail will eventually stretch 45 miles from Strong to Oquossoc and be based on the life and times of Cornelia "Fly Rod" Crosby, Maine's first registered guide. The completion of this first section will be celebrated in Phillips on August 25 at the Phillips Area Community Center. For more information about the trail, dedication and to plug in to the latest volunteer opportunities, please visit www.highpeaksalliance.org.
Trail building days will be held throughout the summer on the last Saturday of each month. The next Fly Rod Crosby Trail work day is Saturday, June 30 in Madrid. Volunteers will be clearing trail corridor along beautiful Orbeton Stream. There will be lots of great wildlife viewing, scenic vistas and the opportunity to meet new people of all ages while spending time in Maine's great outdoors. So come on out and lend a hand on the Fly Rod Crosby Trail! Meet at 9 am at the trail head below Star Barn Bed and Breakfast.
Take route 4 to Madrid. Turn onto Reeds Mill Road and cross the Sandy River. Go 4.5 miles and look for the Star Barn Bed and Breakfast on your left after the Center Hill Road. The Trail Head is on your left after the B&B.
What you should bring:
1) Sturdy work clothes, gloves and boots.
2) Clippers and other hand tools if you have and would like to use them.
3) A bag lunch and a big smile!