Quality of Life Grants: 1st Cycle 2009: Actively Achieving
Crotched Mountain Foundation
This grant will help to support the construction of the Dutton Brook Trail, New Hampshire's first universal access trail, as the beginning of a four-mile accessible trail system that will be the centerpiece of the comprehensive Accessible Outdoor Recreation project. The 1.25 mile-long Dutton Brook Trail will extend from a trailhead Welcome Center with accessible parking, accessible information kiosk, and accessible restroom amenities, offering interpretive guides along paths constructed of natural materials, boardwalks and bridges, all built to Forest Service Trail Accessibility Guidelines. When completed, the Dutton Brook Trail will be open to the general public, it will be accessible to everyone and it will traverse varied forests, wetlands, glacial erratics and all the wonders of the deep woods, in a project that combines land conservation, universal access and the mobilization of a community of volunteers in the maintenance of the trails. Grant funds will support the construction of the accessible information kiosk. This grant is funded through a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Award #1U59DD000338).
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