The Fly Rod Crosby Trail, with the help of many volunteers and generous support from individuals, businesses and foundations, is slowly but surely taking shape in Maine’s High Peaks Region. The first 20 miles is now open for hiking from Phillips to the Saddleback Ski Resort in Sandy River Plantation. Now in its third year of development, the trail will eventually stretch 45 miles from Strong to Oquossoc and be based on the life and times of Cornelia “Fly Rod” Crosby, Maine’s first registered guide. The completion of this first section will be celebrated in Phillips on August 25th at the Phillips Area Community Center. For more information about the trail, dedication and to plug in to the latest volunteer opportunities, please check back with us often.
Trail building days will be held throughout the summer on the last Saturday of each month. The next Fly Rod Crosby Trail work day is Saturday July 28th in Phillips at the Sandy River and Rangeley Lakes Railroad Museum. Volunteers will be clearing trail corridor along the Sandy River. Now is your chance to explore the fascinating Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum along the Sandy River and meet new people of all ages while spending time in Maine’s great outdoors. So come on out and lend a hand on the Fly Rod Crosby Trail! Meet at 9am at Sanders Station on Bridge Street in Phillips.
Take Route 4 or 142 to Phillips and turn onto Main Street, turn left onto Bridge street after 5K Pizza (straight after the bridge), go approximately 1 mile on Bridge Street and park on the left at “Sanders Station.”
What you should bring:
1)Sturdy work clothes, gloves and boots.
2)Clippers and other hand tools if you have and would like to use them.
3) A bag lunch and a big smile!