The 50 mile Wantastiquet-Monadnock Hiking Trail (WMT) can now be hiked over its whole length from Brattleboro, VT to Mt. Monadnock, NH. Well-known public lands along the trail include the Mt. Wantastiquet, Bear Mt., Pisgah and Mt. Monadnock State Parks, the Horatio Colony Preserve, the Cheshire Rail Trail, and the Forest Society's Gap Mountain and Monadnock Reservations and the Madame Sherri Forest.
The WMT is the culmination of 25 years of planning, negotiations and trail building begun by members of the Chesterfield Conservation Commission and the park staff and Friends of Pisgah Park. The Wantastiquet-Monadnock Trail Coalition, the enlarged group now overseeing the trail, also includes the Forest Society, the State of New Hampshire, the Swanzey Rail Trail Advisory Committee, Antioch New England, Colony Memorial Trust, the City of Keene, the Monadnock Conservancy, Pathways for Keene and the Southwest Regional Planning Commission.
Currently, there is one shelter, the Dort Property off the Davis Hill Trail in Pisgah owned by the Friends of Pisgah, and two primitive campsites, one on the Draper Road outside the Beal's Trailhead in Pisgah and one off of High Street in Troy.
Please visit The Wantastiquet - Monadnock Coalition for directions and maps. Campsites are shown on the maps. Questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org on the Wantastiquet-Monadnock Coalition website.
New maps for the WMT located on the The Wantastiquet-Monadnock Coalition website.