The Chesterfield Conservation Commission, in partnership with the Monadnock Conservancy, hosted the organizational meeting of the Wantatiquet-Monadnock Trail Coordinating Committee in Keene on May 2nd. This trail has been slowly expanded since its inception in the early 1990’s, soon to stretch more than 30 miles from Brattleboro, Vermont to Troy, NH. The WM Trail will meet the Metacomet Trail in Troy for the final trek to Mt. Monadnock. The purpose of developing a coordinating committee is to establish oversight over the trail in the long run, a role having been played by the Chesterfield Conservation Commission for a number of years. Groups in attendance, all with a direct or indirect connection with the trail, were the Friends of Pisgah, the Monadnock Conservancy, the Forest Society, the Horatio Colony Trust, Antioch NE, the NH Trails Bureau, the AMC, Southwest Regional Planning, Pathways for Keene, Keene Parks and Rec, and conservation commissions from Chesterfield, Troy and Fitzwilliam.
The photo is from the last section of the trail, the rail line from Keene to Troy.