COVID-19 UPDATE: The Harris Center building will be closed to visitors until further notice. Our trails and grounds remain open.
The Harris Center connects people to the natural world through land protection, education of all ages, conservation research, and programs that encourage active participation in the great outdoors.
Our educational programs, camps, and citizen science initiatives invite people of all ages to deepen their understanding of the local landscape.
We've protected more than 23,000 acres of land in the Monadnock Region, for people and wildlife alike. Learn more about our land conservation efforts and how you can help.
We welcome conservation research on much of the land and water we’ve helped protect, and encourage participation in our popular citizen science initiatives.
Our headquarters in Hancock, NH are located in the heart of a 35,000-acre SuperSanctuary of conserved lands. Explore our trails, grounds, and facilities.
August 11 (Tue) Environmental Studies Institute: Introduction to Nature Journaling » August 13 (Thu) Wol’s Nest & Summer Adventures Camp Celebration » August 18 (Tue) Environmental Studies Institute: Introduction to Nature Journaling » August 20 (Thu) Shining a Light on Light Pollution » August 25 (Tue) Environmental Studies Institute: Introduction to Nature Journaling » All Events
A Statement of Support for Naturalists of Color
Everyone should feel safe to explore the natural world, free of harassment or prejudice, and we will work to ensure that our trails, lands, and programs are welcoming spaces for all.
Nature’s Calling You: Things to Do
The Harris Center is here to help you stay connected to the outdoors. Here are some ways you can find solace, comfort, and inspiration in the natural world.
Go Wild: Things Your Kids Can Do Outside
With schools closed, outside time is critical for mental and physical health — especially for kids and families. Here are some ideas for activities your kids can do as a break from screen-based remote learning.