Friday, October 4, 2019

BETA Bike and Ski Trail Volunteer Days Scheduled

BETA Bike and Ski Trail Volunteer DayBarkeater Trails Alliance has announced fall volunteer trail days, the first set for Sunday, October 6th, from noon to 4 pm.

During this half day project volunteers will clean up a new trail corridor on the new Cobble Hill Trail System, above the golf course in Elizabethtown. Work will mostly involve pulling stumps and cleaning up the cleared corridor for winter use .

Meet at the Elizabethtown water tank parking area on Cobble Hill. From the Keene/Lake Placid area, take 9N toward Etown. Immediately after the intersection with Lord Rd (on your left), turn right (see red pin on map below) and then immediately left up a narrow dirt road. Park near the water tank. Look for yellow “Trail Work” signs.

Other upcoming Trail Days:

Saturday Oct 19 – ADK Fall Trails Day: Ski trail maintenance projects on Wright Peak, Avalanche Pass, Mr. Van, Klondike and others. Registration required in advance with Adirondack Mountain Club.

Sunday Oct 20 – Paul Smiths: Ski trail maintenance projects on the Lake Clear-Paul Smiths section of the Jackrabbit Trail as well as Hayes Brook truck trail.

Sat-Sun, Oct 26-27 – Keene: In partnership with the Town of Keene and Ausable River Association, and funded with a grant from Patagonia, BETA is undertaking a stream restoration and culvert removal project on the southern terminus of the Jackrabbit Trail on Old Mountain Road.

Sunday Nov 3 – Lake Placid & Saranac Lake: Small group projects along the main section of the Jackrabbit Trail between Saranac Lake and Craig Wood Golf Course. Volunteers will split up to address routine maintenance projects like clearing blowdown and drainages.

For more information or to register for a volunteer trail day, visit BETA’s website.

Photo of BETA Bike and Ski Trail Volunteer Day by Nancie Battaglia.

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