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Dec 30, 2015 11:30 AM

NH forest society trying to buy trailhead land for Sunapee hike

The Associated Press

NEWBURY— The Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests is trying to buy and preserve a parcel of land that contains the trailhead to a popular hike up Mt. Sunapee.

The society needs to raise $110,000 to buy 33 acres off Mountain Road in Newbury. That's where the Andrew Brook Trail to Lake Solitude starts.

That trail and another cross private land before reaching protected land within Mt. Sunapee State Park. The forest society wants to buy the land so that a future landowner couldn't block access to the trail.

The current landowner has allowed access.

The Andrew Brook Trail climbs through a beech, birch and maple forest for two miles before reaching Lake Solitude then continuing on to the scenic cliffs of the White Ledges area.

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