Chair: Cary Lewis
The common lands include the pond, fields, tennis courts, signage areas and various other patches of land scattered throughout Great Hawk. The common land adds possibilities for outdoor fun and enjoyment and adds value to our homes. Suggestions on how to improve the common lands can be brought to the chair.
GHOA Hiking Trails:
In 2006, Mark Kassop spearheaded a Trails Committee to construct a plan to revive the cross-country and walking trails, originally blazed and marked on a 1975 map. The trails existed on common land and on property before many of the homes on Sparrow Hawk, Upper Sparrow Hawk Roads and the Martin property were built.
As of August, 2006 a loop trail around the Great Hawk Pond has been created and blazed with yellow diamond markers. The trail may be used for hiking during the summer and snowshoeing and single track cross country skiing during the winter (weather permitting). During the summer the portion of the trail between the corner of Great Pond Road and Great Hawk Road and the pond tends to be VERY muddy and hikers may want to avoid this area until bridges or structures are created to overcome this seasonal obstacle. The trail is reasonably flat, considering the terrain of the Great Hawk mountain, but care should be taken as the trail is more challenging than walking on the mountain roads. A copy of the trail route is available on the GHOA web site.
The Great Hawk hiking trails are intended for the use of all members of our community and its visitors. The trails have been created and maintained by members of our community and we would appreciate the help of all hikers, snowshoers, x-country skiers, dog walkers and others users in keeping the trails clean and quiet. Please remember that many sections of the trails cross or come very near the property lines of community members and we should all respect the privacy of these homeowners and practice “no-impact” trail usage. If you see anything that does not belong on the trails, please assist us by disposing of that item. Thanks for your cooperation!