A tenting site planned for hikers on the Appalachian Trail is nearing completion.
The site is designed to give hikers a short one- or two-night respite and a place to charge their phones and get clean water. Hikers have been welcome to use an area at St. Mary's Church but will now be redirected very slightly down Church Street.
Appalachian Trail Committee Chairwoman Eileen Quinn said that although the site isn't officially open there have already been some hikers using it for a night.
Both the Boards of Selectmen and Health were supportive of the portable toilet and trash can eventually being placed on site but wanted to pump the brakes slightly because of the COVID-19 restrictions.
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