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National Forest Closing Portions of Trails

September 29, 2013

According to a story by WMUR’s Paula Tracy, the White Mountain National Forest is closing portions of two Waterville Valley trails – effective Sept. 30.

By Paula Tracy, Escape Outside, WMUR

While they are a sought-after destination on a perfect fall day, the White Mountain National Forest announced Friday it will be closing portions of the Greeley Ponds Trail and the Livermore Trail as of Sept. 30 while repairs are underway.

Both of these trails received extensive damage during Tropical Storm Irene and contracts were recently awarded to begin repairs.

The repairs will seek to make these trails more sustainable during future rain events and improve undersized culverts or bridging.

The current Greeley Ponds Trail closure, which extends from Lower Greeley Pond to the former Knights Bridge location in the vicinity of the Timber Camp Trail junction, will be extended to the Greeley Ponds Trail’s junction with Livermore Trail.

This closure will be in effect from Sept. 30 until operations cease for the winter.

The Livermore Trail will be closed starting Oct. 7 from the trailhead at the parking area in Waterville Valley to the second junction with the Mount Tripyramid Trail, also until operations cease for the winter.

This trail is also part of the Waterville Valley Nordic Ski Trail system and the closure will be lifted in order to not affect skiing opportunities.

For updates and alerts and to obtain the most current information possible, visit the White Mountain National Forest website at: or 603-536-6100.

Greeley Ponds Trail damaged by Hurricane Irene

Mike Furgal surveys damage to the Greeley Ponds Trail following Hurricane Irene. Image from Waterville Valley Foundation

About Jan Stearns

I've been living in and loving New Hampshire's White Mountains for most of my life. I moved to Waterville Valley in 1981 and quickly realized why it was dubbed a Yankee Shangri-la. Once you’ve experienced Waterville Valley, you’ll want to call it yours. The great team of Realtors at Waterville Valley Realty can help you find a Waterville Valley home that fits your lifestyle and budget.

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