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Father Tom Campsite Coming Together Through Community Efforts

The Father Tom Appalachian Trail campsite is coming along with a new fence slated to be installed in the coming weeks.

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Cheshire's AT Campsite 'Smashing Success'

The Father Tom Campsite near the town garage opened earlier this year, more than a year after the idea was first broached to offer a replacement for St. Mary's Church, which had long hosted hikers. It's named for the church's former pastor, the Rev. Thomas Begley.

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Father Tom Tent Site Becoming a Reality in Cheshire

Named after the former pastor of St. Mary's Church, the Rev. Thomas Begley, the site will serve through-hikers of the Appalachian Trail and give them a place to regroup for a night or two while charging electronics, replenishing their water supply, and getting rid of refuse

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Cheshire's Trail Tenting Site Nearly Ready

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.

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Trail Conservancy Cautions Pandemic Care When Hiking

Although most of the Appalachian Trail is still open, hikers are asked to practice common sense during the pandemic while on the trail or to just stay home.

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Cheshire Finalizing Plans For Appalachian Trail Tent Site

The tenting project has been in the works for a while but gained serious traction in early 2019 when a site was agreed upon and some other logistical issues were sorted out.

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