KINGFIELD — The organization that’s developing a backcountry network of huts along 180 miles of trails in western Maine has a new executive director.

Maine Huts and Trails has named Charlie Woodworth to head the Kingfield-based organization. Woodworth is an avid outdoorsman and a longtime Yarmouth resident who is relocating to Kingfield.

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He replaces Nicole Freedman, who has returned to Boston to be executive director of bicycle programs for the city.

Maine Huts and Trails was formed with the long-term aim of building 12 overnight shelters and non-motorized trails stretching from near the New Hampshire border to the Moosehead Lake region. Each shelter has a main lodge, private rooms with beds, hot showers and home-cooked meals.

So far, the organization has built four huts and created 80 miles of trails.