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As I relaxed in the heat and watched my daughter catch salamanders in
our local pond this weekend, I realized that yes, we are really in
the middle of our short summer in the Upper Valley. But like any other
New Englander, I realized that the fall months with their cool days
and changing colors are not far off. I started prioritizing
activities for what’s left of time off from school, and at the top of
the list is spending time OUTDOORS with the kids. There are many
ponds, lakes, brooks, hidden swimming holes and trails to explore in
our community, as wells as the wonders of our yards. I’ve listed some
wonderful nature stories for kids to get us all thinking about
exploring outside, as well as some guides and activity books to provide
some ideas for outdoor activities.
By Becky Lewandowski
Click here for our list: Summer Book list for Kids.pdf
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On Wednesday, February 15, 2012 the Upper Valley Trails Alliance hosted a public forum to discuss the need for improved trail signage and developing recommendations for trail marking standards.Trail “Sign” LanguageBalancing aesthetics and information to help you find, follow, and enjoy Upper Valley trailsLocation: Tracy Hall, Norwich Several questions were discussed, including:What trail signs are out there and what would you like to see? - Trail Names- Painted Blazes/Disks - Destinations - Permitted Uses - Travel Times - Distance Markers - Trail Ethics/Rules - Map Boxes/Kiosks - Trail Maintainer/Ownership Info - Electronic Map Codes (QR codes)Thirty-two participants representing twenty-one groups joined in on a two hour presentation and discussion as we explored the multitude of Upper Valley trail sign possibilities and help plan for future trail enjoyment.
Slideshow presented at Forum
Trail Signs: BLOG comments
The Board of the Upper Valley Trails Alliance has proposed a by-law changes. The text is in the attachment below. As per our existing by-laws, our membership may comment on the propopsed changes via email or by attending our October 12, 2016 Board meeting at 5:30 at the Howe Library, Murray Room, Hanover, NH. Feel free to email comments or your intent to join our meeting at firstname.lastname@example.org.