Enjoy Hollis trails? Grab your gloves

To the Editor:

Do you walk, hike, dog walk, horseback ride, mountain bike, snowshoe, hunt, bird watch, cross-country ski, snowmobile or geo cache on the Hollis trails? Show you care about the trails you love to use.

On one day a year, the Hollis Trails Committee holds its annual Trail Work Day. This year, on Saturday, Oct. 25, meet with other trail users at Silver Lake State Park at 8:30 a.m. Bring your sturdy gloves, water to drink, brush cutters, and if you have a gas-powered weed whacker, that would be a great help.

We will break off into groups to work on various trails, clearing brush, picking up branches and smoothing the way for winter. Work will be done by 11:30 a.m.-noon. That’s a grand total of three and a half hours tops.

Can’t make it that day, but still want to help? E-mail hollistrails@aol.com and we’ll find a project suited for you, your family or your group.

Did you know the Hollis trails system has over 35 miles of trails on conservation land and town forest land? With no budget of its own for trail maintenance and improvement, the Trails Committee relies on the Nor’easters when work needs to be done. In addition to the work you’ll do, the Hollis Nor’easters Snowmobile Club contributes countless hours, equipment and material.

And you don’t have to be a snowmobiler to join the club. Trail users of all types are invited to join. So if you use the trails, visit their website at www.noreasters.org and download a membership form. They also have wonderful trail maps.

Important reminder: Hunting season has begun. Wear blaze orange, stay on the trails and control your dogs.

If you have any questions regarding the trails, email Sherry Wyskiel at hollistrails@aol.com.

Sherry Wyskiel
Hollis Trails Committee