Set amid a million acres of wilderness in an area said to have more moose than people, the 165-mile Cohos Trail in northern New Hampshire is one of the great trails of the Northeast. Now, advocates for the trail are asking the public’s help to make it even better.
The Cohos Trail Association is currently holding a fundraiser on Generosity.com to raise funds for improvements such as new shelters, tent platforms, composting latrines and miles of new trails. The group is hoping to raise a total of $7,500.
The trail runs from southern Crawford Notch in the White Mountain National Forest up through the North Woods to the Canadian border in Pittsburg, New Hampshire. Along the way, it crosses 35 summits, seven waterfalls, plus wildlife refuges, flumes, wild rivers, and it features the kind of solitude that can be hard to find in the White Mountains to the south. For hikers who don’t have the time to do it as a thru-hike, the Cohos offers a number of section hikes and day-hiking opportunities.