View of Newmarket NH from Heron Point Sanctuary

Trail Work Day at Newmarket's Heron Point Sanctuary

Newmarket Conservation Commission

Meadow Drive
Newmarket, NH 03857
United States

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About the Event

The Newmarket Conservation Commission recently completed a Forest Management Plan for the town's 33-acre Heron Point Sanctuary bordering the scenic Lamprey River with a view across to downtown Newmarket. Among other things, the Plan recommends improvements to trail treads and some trail re-routes to prevent erosion and improve visitor experience.

On this workday we will add gravel (hardback) to the trail from the parking area to a large observation platform to create an accessible trail for all. In addition to learning some trail techniques, you will learn about Heron Point, which was slated for a large subdivision in the 1980s. No experience necessary.

What to bring

The following COVID-19 safety precautions are recommended: If you are feeling sick please stay home. Bring a mask to wear if working conditions warrant that for your and others safety. Review the UNH Extension Online COVID-19 Safety Training for Outdoor Volunteers. Bring your own work gloves, water, snacks, hand sanitizer, and other gear as needed; tools will be provided. Wear sturdy shoes and outdoor work clothes.

Youth Instructions

Best for ages 15 and above.


Contact Ellen Snyder at or 603-583-0039.

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