“Give the world the best that you have and the best will come back to you.” – Madeline Bridges

This program enables interested individuals or groups to adopt a section of one of the City trails or pathways.

The goal is to provide a way for concerned citizens and businesses to actively participate in enhancing Keene’s trail systems’ appearance and cleanliness.  Volunteers make a commitment to remove litter along predesignated sections thereof a minimum of four times per year for a two-year period.  Volunteers are encouraged to monitor conditions of the trail, signage, and drainage on their section and to report any concerns to the Park and Recreation Department for follow up.


  • Appel Way (Wheelock Park to Court Street) – 1 Mile
  • Ashuelot River Trail (Route 101 to Swanzey Border) – 3/4 Mile
  • Jonathan Daniels Trail (Ashuelot River Park to Appel Way) – 1 Mile
  • Cheshire Rail Trail: Industrial Heritage Section (Railroad Square to Eastern Avenue) – 8/10 Mile
  • Cheshire Rail Trail: Downtown Section (Railroad Square to West Street) – 7/10 Mile
  • Cheshire Rail Trial: North (Route 9, 10, 12 to Bradford Road) – 8/10 Mile
  • Cheshire Rail Trail: North (Bradford Road to Whitcomb Mill Road) – 1 Mile

This program seeks to enhance the appearance of Keene while building a sense of pride and community spirit.  If you are interested in participating or getting more information, please complete our online form.