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A US Forest Service Ranger addresses the volunteers on the John Sherburne Trail work day.

Granite Backcountry Alliance: Building Backcountry Skiing in New Hampshire

A crowd of skiers and snowboarders gathers in the parking lot at the Pinkham Notch Visitor Center. They review their gear and make a plan before heading out on the trail to Hermit Lake Shelter. Everyone seems prepared, but there are no skis. Or snow. Also, it’s June. Instead, this group gathers to perform a […]

Red Clover in Oil

Do you GALA?

If you asked me to define community, I would ramble on about people gathering over shared meals, common interests or for the goal of our “greater good.” I would say that a strong sense of community leads to happy and healthy people because they feel loved and supported. I would tell you a strong sense […]


Something for Everyone at Edward MacDowell Lake

With major excavation underway at our building, I’ve started looking for some new quiet places nearby where I can take a quick break and enjoy some peace and quiet. Just five minutes from downtown Peterborough, Edward MacDowell Lake has quickly become my favorite spot. The MacDowell Dam was built between 1948-1950 for flood protection, and […]