EAST CHARLESTOWN, Vt. (AP) - Crews have been busy repairing hiking trails and building new ones in New England's mountains.
Seventy workers ages 14 to 20 have taken to the trails this summer in Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts and Connecticut.
They're part of a group called the NorthWoods Conservation Corps.
Trails director Luke O'Brien tells the Caledonian-Record that one crew is working on northeast Vermont's Nulhegan Basin Division of the Silvio O. Conte National Wildlife Refuge, which was established to conserve plants, animals and their habitats in the Connecticut River watershed.
O'Brien said another crew is building a one-mile trail to the summit of Middle Mountain in Essex, part of a network of trails being connected between Bluff Mountain in Island Pond and Gore Mountain in Avery's Gore.
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