The High Peaks Alliance has some exciting things going on.
We have been busy with many local conservation and recreational projects this year.
Our “All Trails” project has worked well with connecting the local recreational trails community.
In 2014 we partnered with local clubs to find trail projects located in the unorganized territories of Franklin County and applied for a TIF grant titled: “Working together to stay connected”. We were awarded a Franklin County TIF grant in the amount of $39,500 for multiple trail projects in the unorganized territories.
The following clubs partnered with HPA to make this possible. Here is a listing of projects by club.
Kingfield Snowanderers, snowmobile club – Freeman, replacement of 2 bridges and 3 culverts on ITS 115.
Mt Abram trail riders, atv club (MTAR), Salem – Re -route a new access trail from the west to the Salem General Store.
Narrow Gauge Snowmobile club partnering with the Sandy River Riders atv club, Freeman- Moose Loop, re-locate a section of the trail off a steep hill, install erosion control.
Narrow Gauge Riders atv club, Madrid – Rehabilitation of the Noon Mountain trail.
North Franklin Snowmobile Club, Madrid – Replacement bridge over Perham Stream on ITS 89. This grant will pay for the design and engineering to apply for a Maine Recreational Trail Grant for $100,000 to replace the existing bridge.