Nelson Celebrates It’s First Official Walking Trail

Jeanette Baker aka Jaybird

The Trails Committee of Moving in Step and the Conservation Commission celebrated the opening of our first walking trail.

The event featured a talk by Jeanette Baker on her Appalachian Trail Hike last year. The following afternoon was a walk on the Old Road to Dublin, oldest documented road in Nelson.

The Trails Committee has been working to layout and mark trails for the people in Nelson to be able to walk and appreciate the natural and cultural richness of our town. Detailed trail guides and maps will be available for these walks. The Old Road to Dublin is the first trail to be completed by the committee.

The trail is the original road connecting Nelson to Dublin and runs from the Hardy Hill Road in  Nelson to Cricket Hill Road in Harrisville. It was laid out in 1773. The Nelson Trails Committee has documented both historic sites and interesting things in the natural world. Rick Church and Al Stoops will be along to talk about the cellar holes (4) and the natural world along the trail.

In April, 2010, Jeanette Baker, long-time Hancock neighbor, laced up her sneakers, shouldered a backpack and embarked on a 5-month hike of the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine.  Along the way she encountered ever-changing terrain, weather, fellow hikers and creatures of the wild.



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