The Friends of the Northern Rail Trail’s (FNRT) photo project, “Give Us Your Best Shot” was the brainstorm of FNRT volunteer Larry Chase. Beautiful, intriguing and fun digital photos were submitted to the organization’s website to celebrate National Trails Day June 5th.  Nature, wildlife, people enjoying the trail, groups working on the trail and  unique features of the rail trail were among the items of interest to the photographers. This was a good showing for a first time event and may become an annual one.  Photos will be displayed wherever FNRT has a physical presence this summer; the Potter Place kiosk, the Fire Cracker 5K, Old Time Fair and trail celebrations to follow.  Some may be used in FNRT promotional materials.


FNRT would like to thank all of the photographers for participating, Flash Photo of New London for printing the photos and the New London Gallery for matting and framing them. As a reward for sending in a best shot, one lucky photo submitter had his/her name drawn  for the mounted golden railroad spike prize at the June FNRT board meeting June 16th.  Congratulations Carolyn Stoddard of Franklin!  Her photo of her husband Ron and their dog enjoying the trail near mile marker #49 was the winning pick.


Additional pictures that were submitted for the contest: