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Handicapped-accessible trail opened in rare forest

October 18, 2018

OSSIPEE, N.H. (AP) — A nonprofit environmental organization has opened a handicapped-accessible trail in a rare New Hampshire forest.

New Hampshire Public Radio reports the Nature Conservancy unveiled the Ossipee Pine Barrens path Thursday.

Nature Conservancy spokesman Jim O’Brien says the trail is covered in stone dust, making it navigable for people who use wheelchairs. O’Brien says the path allows everyone to enjoy “a very unique part of New Hampshire’s ecology.”

The forest is home to multiple threatened species. It’s maintained in part by wildfires.

The Nature Conservancy says it’s planning a similar trail in the Manchester Cedar Swamp.

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Information from: WEVO-FM, http://www.nhpr.org/