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.

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April 2020

Vernal Pool Hike at the Horatio Colony Preserve

Wednesday, April 22,
1:00 pm
to 3:00 pm
NOTE: This event has been CANCELED.
Horatio Colony Nature Preserve
the vernal pool at Horatio Colony Nature Preserve (photo © Russ Cobb)

Join Brett Amy Thelen for a moderately strenuous, 1.2-mile roundtrip climb to a hilltop vernal pool at the Horatio Colony Nature Preserve, where we’ll explore the fascinating world of spring-breeding amphibians.

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May 2020

Easygoing Hike at Pisgah State Park

Friday, May 1,
10:00 am
to 2:30 pm
NOTE: This event has been CANCELED.
Pisgah State Park

Join Rich Taylor and Iva Wood for a moderately strenuous, 3-mile roundtrip hike through New Hampshire’s largest state park.

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Following in the Footsteps of John Kulish Along the North Branch

Sunday, May 3,
9:00 am
to 3:00 pm
NOTE: This event has been POSTPONED until further notice.
Stoddard
North Branch River in July. (photo © Russ Cobb)

Join Stan Smith and Vic Starzynski for a moderately strenuous hike along the North Branch River, following one of John Kulish's favorite hunting routes.

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Heald Tract Hike

Sunday, May 10,
9:00 am
to 2:00 pm
Heald Tract
A photo of a tree in full leaf-out. (photo © SPNHF)

Join Denny Wheeler and Brian Bishoff for a 4.5-mile roundtrip hike along a great trail system that runs through the Forest Society's 1,500-acre Heald Tract.

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Rainbow Hike at Goodhue Hill

Saturday, May 16,
9:00 am
to 12:00 pm
Willard Pond Wildlife Sanctuary

Join Dee Denehy, Jenn Sutton, and Liz Lawler (and baby Wren) for an LGBTQ+-friendly hike through the Mill Pond and Goodhue Hill areas of the dePierrefeu-Willard Pond Wildlife Sanctuary.

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June 2020

Easygoing Hike up Mount Watatic

Friday, June 5,
10:00 am
to 2:30 pm

Join Rich Taylor for a 3-mile roundtrip hike on the Wapack Trail to the summit of Mount Watatic. The trail rises about 500 feet, but the views from the summit are worth it.

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Harris Center Classic: Royalston Falls Hike

Sunday, June 14,
9:00 am
to 1:00 pm
Royalston Falls
Wild rhododendron flowers. (photo © Brian Fuller via the Flickr Creative Commons)

Join Denny Wheeler and Brian Bishoff for a 3.5-mile roundtrip to scenic Royalston Falls, just south of the Massachusetts border. The trail winds through groves of rhododendron, which should be in bloom.

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Harris Center Big Year of Birding: Uncommon Breeders of the SuperSanctuary

Thursday, June 18,
7:00 am
to 12:00 pm

Join Eric Masterson for this next installment in our “Big Year” series of birding outings to Harris Center protected lands – a search for the SuperSanctuary's less common breeding birds.

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Hiking Through the Decades: Willard Pond

Saturday, June 27,
8:00 am
to 12:00 pm
Willard Pond Wildlife Sanctuary

In celebration of our 50th Anniversary, we're offering Hiking Through the Decades, a four-hike series that traces the history of the Harris Center's land protection efforts. In this edition, Eric Masterson and Phil Brown will discuss some of the 1990s land conservation work that protected the shoreline of Willard Pond.

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