Do You Know Why It’s Called Hawkes Mountain?: It’s named after John Hawkes, a scout and officer with the British Army during the French and Indian War. He knew the Native American trails and was involved in prisoner exchanges to Canada. During the war, while leading a work party on the Crown Point Road, he is said to have encamped on a mountain, which is today part of Cavendish.
As part of the 255th Anniversary, there will be an End to End Crown Point Road (CPR) hike sponsored by the CPRA. Commencing at Marker NH#1 at 290 Main Street, Charlestown, NH. Participants will pass all seven NH markers, be ferried across the Connecticut River, and visit another three VT markers before stopping for the night at Ferguson’s farm, on Spencer Hollow Rd in Springfield VT. Bring water, lunch and wear good footwear, for a walk of about 7 miles. Becky Tucker will be the leader. For further information regarding the End - End Hike, Contact Becky Tucker at (802) 885-4686 or (802) 738-5579 (mobile). Additional details on overnight locations and daily routes will be posted to the CPRA website and Becky's Facebook page as they become available.
CHS Reconnects a Family
|Greg Roche with Ann Pipkin|