A trial run of a self-guided walking tour of Cornelia “Fly Rod” Crosby’s downtown Phillips drew a small group of history buffs and Crosby fans during this year’s Old Home Days. Honoring Maine’s first registered guide (1854-1946), the walking tour not only highlighted the industries and businesses Read More
There will also be a guided mountain bike ride from the Phillips Area Community Center to the Madrid Trailhead (7 miles). The Bike ride starts at 10:30 at PACC on Depot Street in Phillips. You must have your own bike and helmet to participate. Call Ben for more information (207-578-0306). Read More
The High Peaks Trails Plan
Phillips, The High Peaks Alliance (HPA) was recently awarded a grant from the Maine Community Foundation to create a High Peaks Trails Plan. The purpose of the plan is to work with the trails community to collaboratively develop a regional vision for recreation in the High Peaks, and help HPA better Read More
Summer on the Fly Rod Crosby Trail
Madrid, This summer the Fly Rod Crosby Trail is in full swing. Maintainers were out clearing blow downs and cleaning water bars after a tough spring full of mud, black flies, and lots of rain! But it all paid off on Tuesday, June 25th when 25 hikers from the Trails for Rangeley Area Coalition Read More
Crocker Mountain Property Protected
An Investment in Western Maine’s Working Forest, Recreation, and High Peaks Habitat CARRABASSETT VALLEY, ME. – A 12,046-acre Western Maine property including three of Maine’s highest mountains has been permanently protected as a new Crocker Mountain Unit of the State’s system of Public Reserved Read More
Keeping a Way of Life; Trails and Wildlife for Future Generations
The High Peaks Alliance will present its third public forum on the issue “Keeping a Way of Life: Trails and Wildlife for Future Generations” at the Carrabassett Valley Public Library on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at 7-8:30 PM. The purpose of the forum series is to get local people involved in Read More
High Peaks Region Photography
High Peaks Alliance Holds Forum in Phillips to Discuss Local National Wildlife Refuge.
Valerie Tucker, Special to the Sun Journal Franklin | Wednesday, February 20, 2013, at 10:15 pm PHILLIPS — The High Peaks Alliance launched its first of several discussion forums Wednesday evening to introduce the concept of a national wildlife refuge based in northwestern Franklin Read More
Advice on a High Peaks Wildlife Rufuge from Friends of Rachel Carson-President, Bill Durkin.
There are many reports and studies that have been published detailing the economic benefits of conserving lands. The direct positive impacts on the local, regional and state economy are plentiful: outdoor tourism, hotel occupancy levels, general stores, retail shopping venues, food establishments, Read More
Look at All the Trails Protected and Created by the Orbeton Stream/Linkletter Working Forest Conservation Easement.
Click Here to view a map: Orbeton_Trails 3-6-12 Make a contribution to the Crocker/Orbeton conservation at MATLT.org Select "Crocker/Orbeton" under the program. Thank you for your interest and help. Read More
Route 27 is Named Maine’s High Peaks Scenic Byway
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Orbeton Stream and Crocker Mountain Conservation Project Update
"Come hear about the Crocker Mountain and Orbeton Stream Conservation Projects on Wednesday, Sept. 12 at 7 PM, Room C 23 Roberts Learning Center at the University of Maine at Farmington as part of Western Maine Audubon's Fall Public Events Series. Carole Haas, Executive Director of the Maine Read More
Thanks for a great Dedication of the first 20 miles of the Fly Rod Crosby Trial!
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 Read More
Great Write-up in the Sun Journal about the Fly Rod Crosby Trail Dedication on Saturday, August 25th!
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Fly Rod Crosby Trail to be Dedicated On Saturday, August 25th, from 10am-2pm
Maine’s High Peaks Region will welcome its newest trail on Saturday, August 25th from 10am to 3pm as the Fly Rod Crosby (FRC) Trail is dedicated at the Phillips Area Community Center. The Fly Rod Crosby Trail is a project of the High Peaks Alliance and will eventually stretch 45 miles from Strong to Read More
Dedication of the Fly Rod Crosby Trail Coming Up August 25th in Phillips!
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Celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the Completion of the Appalachian Trail!
Celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the Completion of the Appalachian Trail Hike to where the last section of the 2,100+ mile Appalachian Trail was completed 75 years ago! On Saturday, August 18, hikers and outdoor enthusiasts will gather in Carrabassett Valley, Maine to celebrate the 75th Read More
FIrst EVER High Peaks Alliance Newsletter!
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Moose Calling by Roger Lambert
Moose Calling by Roger Lambert (Check out video here!) Read More
High Peaks Alliance Benefit Dinner
Working Together Gives More Results in the High Peaks Through Conservation for Multi-use Recreation.
WSKITV interview about the High Peaks Alliance strategy of cooperation of motorized and non motorized interests for Conservation and Multi-Use Recreation. http://www.wskitv.com/2012/03/12/everyone-working-together-for-the-best-results-what-a-concept/#more-1289 Read More
Atlantic Salmon Restoration in the Sandy River Watershed of the High Peaks Region.
Follow the link below to see the department of Marine Resources Paul Christman and fellow workers plant Atlantic Salmon eggs in the Sandy River. The Orbeton Stream working forest conservation project will help protect the headwaters of the Sandy River, already identified as prime habitat for this Read More
Protected: Public Access to 17,000 Acres of Working Forests in the High Peaks Region
The U.S Forest Service recently announced that Maine would receive $8.7 million in federal grants to protect 17,000 acres of working forest from development and promote recreation in Franklin County’s High Peaks Region. Included are 5,800 acres surrounding the Orbeton Stream in Madrid Township and Read More
High Peaks Alliance Accomplishes Much in 2011.
US Forest Service Announced that Franklin County Maine is getting $8 million for Multi-Use Land Conservation.
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