Do you run, ski, or snowshoe on the trails at Hammond Hill State Forest? FLRC relies on those trails for our Super Frosty Loomis snowshoe race, the Thom B. Trail Runs, and one of the FLRC Challenge courses. For many of us, they’re a year-round outdoor exercise destination. Unfortunately, all that use has damaged a number of the trails.
Most of the trail maintenance work on those trails is organized and funded not by the state, but by the forest stewards—the Friends of Hammond Hill, organized by Mike Ludgate and Ann Leonard—in this case.
FLRC is helping the Friends of Hammond Hill with a fundraiser to raise money to repair damaged trails. Their goal is $10,645 for the gravel and trail fabric and to pay a trail professional to do the mechanical work necessary. The campaign has been a great success so far, raising nearly 75% of the total already, but it would be great if FLRC members and other local trail users could increase that number. Can you kick in a few bucks to maintain Hammond Hill’s trails?
Thanks to the Friends of Hammond Hill for all they do to keep the trails runnable, to Ithaca’s GiveGab for their financial and technical support in this fundraiser, and to everyone who supports the fundraiser!