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2016  Weld Bicentennial Celebration
The Town of Weld will be celebrating its 200th anniversary in 2016.  There are too many special events to list them here.  The website for Weld bicentennial commemoration is beautifully done and has loads of information about Weld, the Town’s history, and its people.  Go to http://www.weldbicentennial.com.  Also check out the calendar and journal at that website for the dozens of activities and events scheduled throughout the bicentennial year.


Saturday, September 10, 2016

Tumbledown Conservation Alliance (TCA) Historical Walk along the Byron Road: walk anytime during the day

Campfire Music by Gil Hembree: 4 PM, Mt. Blue State Park Beach Lean-to

Brief description of event: Come celebrate 213 years of the Great Cohos Trail (also known as the Coos Road) that ran through Weld along the Byron Road.  The Coos Road originated in Hallowell and connected the Kennebec River to the Connecticut River in Errol, NH.  Historical markers will be posted along this remaining original section the Cohos Trail. Start your tour of the Byron Road at the intersection with the West Side Road and travel up this scenic way to the Morgan Road which leads into the Parker Ridge/Little Jackson trail heads. Walk the road (4 miles up and back) or stop to read the historical markers of this once famous trail on your way to hike Tumbledown.

At 4 PM join us on the Mt. Blue State Park beach for campfire music with Gil Hembree to end a great day!


Contact: Nancy Stowell 585-2459

Byron Road
A new, wider culvert installed by the Town of Weld in 2015 means that the Byron Road has a safer stream crossing now.  Hikers should be aware that the Byron Road is not maintained for winter travel from November to mid-May, although loggers may sometimes plow it . Several people got stuck on the Byron Road in spring 2014, thinking they could get through.  Just because you might be able to drive on it on a cold morning doesn't mean it won't be a slippery mess by afternoon.  We sometimes get an email in April asking how trail conditions are; typically, all we can say is that we don't know about Tumbledown, but there is still three feet of snow in the woods in Wilton.

Invasive Species
TCA supports the Maine Natural Areas Program in its survey work on invasive species.  For more information about this program, and to report invasive species discovered on public lands, go to their mapping website:  http://www.maine.gov/dacf/mnap/features/invasive_plants/imap.htm

Bald Mountain
There's a sign at the Bald Mtn. Trailhead. Landowner Carrier Timberlands asks hikers to carry out what they carry in, and to use caution on redone section of the trail. Thanks to the Carrier family for keeping this popular trail available.   And thanks to Nick DeMillo of Jay for taking on the task of maintaining the trail.

Maine Conservation Corps
See article in the Fall/Winter 2015-2016 TCA newsletter.


updated 1/10/16


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