View of downtown Newmarket from Heron Point Sanctuary

Trail Workday 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 have a professional trail builder lead us in learning trail building techniques and then work on several sections of new trail, some trail re-routes, and closing sections of unwanted trails. In addition to learning trail techniques and building an improved trail system, 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, lunch, hand sanitizer, and other gear as needed; tools will be provided. Wear sturdy shoes and outdoor work clothes.

Youth Instructions

Best for ages 12 and up. Youth under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.


Contact Ellen Snyder at or 603-583-0039.

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