37 Pleasant Street | New London, NH | 603.526.6368

If you are an ORFS participant and would like the monthly ORFS schedule emailed to you, please contact COA at 526-6368.

PLEASE JOIN US EVERY TUESDAY AT 10 a.m. for the following:

January 2019 Schedule


Hi ORFS members and guests.. Just a reminder, please come prepared for all temps and conditions :- extra clothing, poles, cleats, snow shoes, x-c skis, snacks, etc. Meet at 10:00AM unless otherwise stated.

The January 8th activity and annual meeting has been rescheduled to January 15th.

JANUARY 8th 2019--- Hike or Snowshoe the-Kidder-Cleveland-Clough Trail in New London before the Annual Business Meeting---Hike leader is Valerie Davey, 603-843-8615 and meeting leaders, Kathy and Bill Coombs,763-2307. Directions:Turn left past the Chapin Center onto Cougar CT. Drive past the elementary school/Outing Club on your right. At the end of the road you will see a large fenced in parking area. Drive back to the fence where the trail begins. Afterward get back in your car or walk up to the Chapin Center's big downstairs room for lunch. (Help appreciated with food. Would you be willing to donate a crockpot of soup, a loaf of good bread, cider or dessert? Please let Kathy know. Thanks) When we are well fed we will have our annual one hour business meeting to assess how we are doing? Any ideas for new events and/or ideas for improvement? Please consider being a weekly leader or host. We also need more volunteers for monthly coordinators to share the responsibility of planning activities. We are thankful for every member's individual contributions...May we always strive to KEEP ORFS STRONG!


The January 15th activity has been rescheduled to February 5th. See February 8th program information.

JAN.15---Sugar River Trail in Newport ---Leaders: Leon and Valerie Davey 843-8615

Directions: Take Rt.11 entering Newport, turn right, and take Rt.10N. After Richard's Library on left, turn left onto Belknap Street and go past Hodge Podge knitting store. Turn right into Irving Oil and Park in the rear by the trailhead. Lunch will be at Salt Hill Pub in Newport


JAN.22---Daveys in Sunapee---Leaders/Hosts Leon and Valerie Davey 843-8615

Directions: Take Rt.11 through Sunapee towards Newport, at the junction of Rt.11 and Rt.103 bear left onto Rt.103 towards Sunapee Mtn. Then take the first left onto Young Hill Road. We are # 71 on the left. Park in driveways if possible. Snow shoe, X-C Ski or Hike from Davey house. Soup, Dessert and Drinks will be served afterwards. PLEASE, bring indoor footwear.


JAN.29---Lebanon Rail Trail from Enfield to Canaan---Leaders Leon and Valerie Davey 843-8615

Directions: From New London just beyond Wilmot Flat on Rt.11, take Rt. 4A on left all the way to Enfield. Go by LaSallette Shrine, along part of Mascoma Lake and then turn right on Shaker Bridge Road. go through tunnel to Lutheran Church on left and park across the street in the parking lot on right by trail access. Lunch together at Mickey's restaurant on Rt. 4.


New February 5th activity to be announced.

FEB. 5---Sunapee Harbor/Lake Ave/Burkehaven---Leaders Leon and Val Davey

Directions: From New London, Rt.11 into Sunapee, left onto Main Street and Harbor. Park in Harbor, hike will start from there. Lunch at Sunapee Pizza Chef on Rt.11 on left heading toward Newport.

February 2019 Schedule

To all ORFS members and guests. Please join us for the following February hikes. Meet 10:00 am at each of the hiking sites.

New February 5th program to be announced.

February 5th---Sunapee Harbor/Lake Ave/Burkehaven: Leaders Leon and Val Davey

Directions from New London: Take Rt.11 into Sunapee, left onto Main Street and Harbor. Park in Harbor, hike will start from there. Lunch at Sunapee Pizza Chef on Rt.11 on left heading toward Newport.

February 12th: Hike or snowshoe Great Brook Trail/Cocoa’s Path or walk the road, New London

Directions from center of New London: North Pleasant St. north past the bank. Continue down the hill, past Pingree Road, to the trail parking lot just before sharp curve onto Lake Shore Road. Leader is Jane Birk, 526-2227. We will return to Joe and Joy Kubit’s home (526-6678) at 229 Barrett Road for lunch.


February 19th: Goshen Ocean; 3 mile hike around Gunnison Lake

Leaders: Alan and Jane Birk

Directions from I-89 South: Exit 13 to right on Rt 10S toward Grantham. Continue on 10S thru Newport (about 23 miles). Bear left onto NH-31S. After 5.6 miles turn left onto 4 Corners Road and then in 1 mile continue on to Cross Road to the Gunnison Lake Parking Lot.

Directions from Mt. Sunapee: Take 103W to a left on Brook Road (Suna Restaurant on your right). After 5.4 miles turn left onto 10S and then left onto 31S. Follow directions above to the Gunnison Lake Parking Lot.

Directions from New London Hospital. Follow County Road, 103A S to Newbury. Turn right onto 103A W and follow directions to Mt. Sunapee.

Lunch to follow at Salt Hill Pub Newbury, 1407 Rt 103.


February 26th Hike Wilmot from Lois Giblin’s house

Directions from New London: Rte 11 East to Wilmot. Turn left onto Village Road and then left onto Shindagen Rd. Continue over the small bridge and park in front of Lois’s house, #42, first on the right. We will walk from her driveway through neighboring country roads. Return to Lois’s for lunch, 526-8823. Leader is Jane Birk 860-676-1156.


March 5: Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Park

Leaders - John & Judy Reisch, 603 443-3780.

Directions from New London: Follow Interstate 89 North into Vermont. Take Exit #1 and then follow Route 4 West (13 miles) into Woodstock, Vermont. After entering Woodstock Village, bear right onto Route 12 North. Cross the iron bridge over the Ottauquechee River, bear right onto River Road and take the first right into the parking area at the Billings Farm and Museum.

We will snow shoe in the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Park. Admission to the National Park trails is free. We will snow shoe along Mountain Road to the Pogue Loop and take the loop around the pond. We will then follow Mountain Road back to Billings Farm.

Lunch at Ruth's Table -- 61 Central St., Woodstock, VT


IMPORTANT REMINDER: Winter conditions are unpredictable! To be prepared bring ALL necessary equipment in your car including boots, snowshoes, ice walkers, XC skis, poles and even an extra hat, gloves and scarf. That way you will be warm and ready to meet any challenge that awaits. HAPPY TRAILS!