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All About Jack’s Pond: A History Hike

Saturday, September 30, 2023,
10:00 am
to 12:00 pm

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A group of people sit on the edge of Jack's Pond, listening to a speaker. (photo © Susie Spikol)

Contact Miles at (603) 525-3394 or by email to join the waitlist.

Nestled at the base of Mount Skatutakee’s north side, Jack’s Pond is one of Hancock’s hidden gems. The pond is named after Jack, a once-enslaved African who gained his freedom and lived nearby in the late 1700s and early 1800s. Join Hancock writer Eric Aldrich, Harris Center naturalist Susie Spikol, and Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire Director JerriAnne Boggis for a 2.5-mile roundtrip hike to Jack’s Pond, where we’ll hear about Jack’s life, the families he was connected with, and how Black history — so long in the shadows — is now coming to light.

10 a.m. to noon at the Harris Center. Space is limited, and registration is full.

For general information about Harris Center field trips, see our Outings Information page. For questions about this particular outing, including questions about accessibility, contact Susie.

Co-sponsored by the Harris Center for Conservation Education and the Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire.


Saturday, September 30, 2023
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
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Miles Stahmann
(603) 525-3394
Susie Spikol
(603) 525-3394


Harris Center for Conservation Education
83 Kings Hwy
Hancock, NH 03449 United States
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