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Conservation Commission
New London, New Hampshire 03257

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   Hospital Community Trail

Through the guidance of the NLCC, there was a collaboration between New London Hospital, the Town of New London, and Eversource to create a walking trail that will connect Newport Road, Parkside Road, and the Lyon Brook Trail. The trail will run from Newport Road near the WNTK building, along the utility right-of-way towards Parkside Road. Before reaching Parkside, it will enter the woods and run parallel to Parkside and then connect to the existing Lyon Brook Trail. The resulting one-mile loop, with connections to the hospital parking lot and Outing Club will provide in-town opportunities for walkers, joggers, and commuters. The Conservation Commission is close to completion of the trail, with assistance from the Highway Department.

The Grand Opening of the trail is scheduled for June 13th. This one mile loop, in the center of town, will be a great addition to the trail system in New London.

   Low Plain Stewardship program

The New London Conservation Commission is continuing work on the Low Plain Stewardship Program. The initial tree harvesting at the Esther Currier Wildlife Management Area at Low Plain has been completed. The tree cutting created a net profit to the town.

With the help of members of the Elkins Fish & Game Club, new saplings have been planted along the cut area. These plants will enhance wildlife activity at Low Plain and improve the overall healthy of the land and pond.

NO HIKING OR PARKING WILL BE PERMITTED IN THE CUT AREA. This area is closed to the public to allow for plant growth and wildlife nesting. Normal access to Davis Path is still available from both ends of the trail

The Stewardship Program is improving the health of the entire area but the improvements need time to take hold. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.