Phillips, The first 20 miles of the Fly Rod Crosby trail was dedicated in Phillips on August 25th. The Fly Rod Crosby Trail will eventually stretch 45 miles from Strong to Oquossoc and is based on the life and times of Maine’s first registered guide: Cornelia “Fly Rod” Crosby. Fifty people came out to participate in a guided history walk of the downtown area, a short ceremony featuring Maine Senator Tom Saviello, guided hikes on the new heritage hiking trail, and a free cookout at the Phillips Area Community Center.
Organizers would like to thank the event sponsors: Edmunds Market – who provided all the food for the cookout, the Phillips Area Community Center (PACC), Star Barn Bed & Breakfast – who provided the grill, and the Sandy River and Rangeley Lakes Railroad – who provided free train rides.
High Peaks Alliance would also like to thank the Davis Foundation, Franklin County TIF Program, Betterment Foundation, Maine Conservation Corps, Maine Department of Conservation Recreational Trails Program, generous individuals, volunteers and landowners for their generous contributions toward the success of the Fly Rod Crosby Trail.