COVID-19 UPDATE: The Harris Center is canceling or postponing all in-person programs and events through May 4. The Harris Center building will also be closed to visitors until May 4. Our trails and grounds remain open.
We’re delighted to announce that the Harris Center has purchased the last remaining unprotected parcel along the popular Eastview Rail Trail in Harrisville! This 17-acre wooded lot borders the trail for more than 0.3 mile, and features a relatively mature mixed forest dominated by white pine, Eastern hemlock, red spruce, red oak, yellow birch, and red maple.
Since its opening in 2014, the 1.4-mile Eastview Trail — a joint project of the Harris Center and Harrisville Trails — has become a regular haunt of hikers, trail runners, horseback riders, mountain bikers, cross-country skiers, wildlife watchers, and anyone looking for a gentle walk in the woods. Protecting the “Eastview Land” ensures access to, and preserves the character of, this tremendous recreational resource for generations to come. It also adds to a contiguous, 5,155-acre block of conserved lands in Harrisville, Hancock, and Nelson — ensuring room to roam for people and wildlife alike.
This land protection project was made possible with support from the Harrisville Conservation Commission, as well as generous donations and pledges from many Friends of the SuperSanctuary. Heartfelt thanks to all!
For more information on the Eastview Land protection project, contact James Newsom at (603) 525-3394 or by email.