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April 2019

Following in the Footsteps of John Kulish

Saturday, April 13,
9:30 am
to 12:00 pm
Stoddard

Join Stan Smith and Vic Starzynksi for a moderately strenuous, 2-mile hike at one of John Kulish's favorite haunts along the North Branch River, through land recently conserved by the Harris Center.

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Exploring Stone Work in the Lyndeborough Hills

Saturday, April 20,
1:00 pm
to 3:30 pm
French Road

Join Dave Butler and Ben Haubrich for an exploration of the French Road area in Lyndeborough, where we'll discover historic stonework, both primitive and sublime.

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Vernal Pool Hike at the Horatio Colony Preserve

Wednesday, April 24,
1:00 pm
to 3:00 pm
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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Exploring Stone Work in the Lyndeborough Hills

Saturday, April 27,
1:00 pm
to 4:00 pm
French Road

Join Dave Butler and Ben Haubrich for an exploration of the French Road area in Lyndeborough, where we'll discover historic stonework, both primitive and sublime.

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May 2019

Easygoing Hike through the Wales Preserve

Friday, May 3,
10:00 am
to 2:30 pm
Sharon, NH

Join Rich Taylor and Lee Baker for a moderately strenuous, 2.5-mile hike through the Wales Preserve in Sharon, with scenic views of the Gridley River.

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June 2019

Hiking Through Grief

Saturday, June 8,
9:00 am
to 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, repeating until Saturday, June 22, 2019

NOTE: This program has been CANCELED.
Harris Center for Conservation Education
Fallen leaves rest on a wooden boardwalk in the woods. (photo © Lee Sullivan)

Hiking in the healing presence of nature provides a unique and meaningful way to work through grief. This group offers an opportunity to connect with others in a safe, supportive setting, and is open to anyone who is grieving the loss of a loved one, the end of a relationship, life transitions, or environmental loss.

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Royalston Falls Hike

Sunday, June 9,
8:00 am
to 12:00 pm
Royalston Falls
Wild rhododendron flowers. (photo © Brian Fuller via the Flickr Creative Commons)

Join Denny Wheeler for an easy, 3.5-mile hike 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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Hiking Through Grief

Saturday, June 15,
9:00 am
to 11:00 am
|Recurring Events (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, repeating until Saturday, June 22, 2019

NOTE: This program has been CANCELED.
Harris Center for Conservation Education
Fallen leaves rest on a wooden boardwalk in the woods. (photo © Lee Sullivan)

Hiking in the healing presence of nature provides a unique and meaningful way to work through grief. This group offers an opportunity to connect with others in a safe, supportive setting, and is open to anyone who is grieving the loss of a loved one, the end of a relationship, life transitions, or environmental loss.

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Hiking Through Grief

Saturday, June 22,
9:00 am
to 11:00 am
|Recurring Events (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, repeating until Saturday, June 22, 2019

NOTE: This program has been CANCELED.
Harris Center for Conservation Education
Fallen leaves rest on a wooden boardwalk in the woods. (photo © Lee Sullivan)

Hiking in the healing presence of nature provides a unique and meaningful way to work through grief. This group offers an opportunity to connect with others in a safe, supportive setting, and is open to anyone who is grieving the loss of a loved one, the end of a relationship, life transitions, or environmental loss.

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July 2019

Easygoing Hike to Wilson’s Tavern

Friday, July 12,
10:00 am
to 3:00 pm
Stoddard

Join Rich Taylor and Lee Baker for a moderately strenuous, 3-mile roundtrip hike from Bailey Brook Road in Nelson to the historic site of Wilson’s Tavern (now a cellar hole) in Stoddard.

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August 2019

Easygoing Hike at Crotched Mountain

Friday, August 2,
10:00 am
to 2:00 pm
Crotched Mountain

Join Lee Baker and Rich Taylor for a moderately strenuous, 3-mile roundtrip hike along Crotched Mountain’s accessible trails, with expansive views of the Contoocook River Valley.

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Norway Pond Series: Forest Ramble to the Norway Pond Peninsula

Monday, August 19,
4:00 pm
to 5:30 pm
Hancock Depot

Join Jeremy Wilson for this 1.5-mile exploration of the forests surrounding Norway Pond, drawing on information from a tree-ring study that described how those forests have been shaped by events in Hancock’s history.

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September 2019

Easygoing Hike on Pitcher Mountain

Friday, September 6,
10:00 am
to 2:00 pm
Pitcher Mountain
A view from the hike up Pitcher Mountain in September. (photo © Russ Cobb)

Join Rich Taylor and Lee Baker for a 2-mile roundtrip hike to the Pitcher Mountain summit and on through the mountain's famous blueberry fields.

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Dark Pond Hike

Saturday, September 7,
1:00 pm
to 3:30 pm

Join Tom Warren for a moderately strenuous, 3-mile roundtrip hike around Dark Pond in Dublin.

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Motivation Monday Power Hike

Monday, September 30,
5:30 pm
to 7:00 pm
Miller State Park

Join certified health coach Sonya LeClair for a power hike up Pack Monadnock’s challenging auto road. A great way to kickstart your work week!

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October 2019

Easygoing Hike to Silver Mountain

Friday, October 4,
10:00 am
to 2:00 pm

Join Lee Baker and Rich Taylor for a moderately strenuous, 1.5-mile roundtrip hike to the summit of Silver Mountain in Lempster.

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Stream Restoration Walk at Thompson Brook

Monday, October 7,
5:30 pm
to 6:30 pm
NOTE: This program has been POSTPONED to 10/15.
Surry Town Hall
A photo of Brook Trout swimming. (photo © USFWS)

Join us for a special field trip to a stream restoration site on Thompson Brook in Surry, where we’ll see “before and after” photos, hear from project partners, and get an up-close look at the newly restored stream.

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A Community of Women Getting (Back) Into Hiking

Wednesday, October 9,
11:30 am
to 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Harris Center for Conservation Education
A woman hiker enjoys the summit of Pitcher Mountain. (photo © Janet Altobello)

This popular series, facilitated by Harris Center naturalist and lifelong hiker Janet Altobello, is designed to support women who want to build their confidence as they get back into hiking.

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Hiking Conserved Land in Francestown

Sunday, October 13,
1:00 pm
to 4:00 pm

Join Dave Butler and Ben Haubrich for a 3-mile roundtrip hike on conservation land in Francestown. We’ll make our way through Rand Brook Forest to the Aaron Draper farm site, passing a hayfield with views of the Lyndeborough Hills on the way.

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Stream Restoration Walk at Thompson Brook

Tuesday, October 15,
5:00 pm
to 6:00 pm
Surry Town Hall
A photo of Brook Trout swimming. (photo © USFWS)

Join us for a special field trip to a stream restoration site on Thompson Brook in Surry, where we’ll see “before and after” photos, hear from project partners, and get an up-close look at the newly restored stream.

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A Community of Women Getting (Back) Into Hiking

Wednesday, October 16,
11:30 am
to 3:00 pm
|Recurring Events (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Harris Center for Conservation Education
A woman hiker enjoys the summit of Pitcher Mountain. (photo © Janet Altobello)

This popular series, facilitated by Harris Center naturalist and lifelong hiker Janet Altobello, is designed to support women who want to build their confidence as they get back into hiking.

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Monadnock Region Geology Hike

Saturday, October 19,
9:00 am
to 1:00 pm

Join Frederick Rogers, Geology Professor at Franklin Pierce University, for a moderately strenuous hike exploring the Monadnock Region's geologic history.

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A Community of Women Getting (Back) Into Hiking

Wednesday, October 23,
11:30 am
to 3:00 pm
|Recurring Events (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Harris Center for Conservation Education
A woman hiker enjoys the summit of Pitcher Mountain. (photo © Janet Altobello)

This popular series, facilitated by Harris Center naturalist and lifelong hiker Janet Altobello, is designed to support women who want to build their confidence as they get back into hiking.

Learn more »

Harris Center Classic: Jefts Cemetery by Dark

Friday, October 25,
7:00 pm
to 9:00 pm
NOTE: This program has been POSTPONED to 10/26.
Pitcher Mountain

Join local history buff Eric Aldrich and ghost story enthusiast Susie Spikol for a favorite Harris Center hike to a remote cemetery in Stoddard’s Andorra Forest. Come learn about the lives of those who once lived here and spend time in the graveyard hearing some good old-fashioned ghost tales, just in time for Halloween...

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Harris Center Classic: Jefts Cemetery by Dark

Saturday, October 26,
7:00 pm
to 9:00 pm
Pitcher Mountain

Join local history buff Eric Aldrich and ghost story enthusiast Susie Spikol for a favorite Harris Center hike to a remote cemetery in Stoddard’s Andorra Forest. Come learn about the lives of those who once lived here and spend time in the graveyard hearing some good old-fashioned ghost tales, just in time for Halloween...

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November 2019

Easygoing Hike to Seven Falls

Friday, November 1,
10:00 am
to 3:00 pm
Seven Falls

Join Rich Taylor and Lee Baker for a moderately strenuous, 4-mile roundtrip hike on old roads to Seven Falls in Swanzey.

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Following in the Footsteps of John Kulish on Willard and Robb Mountains

Saturday, November 2,
9:00 am
to 2:00 pm
Stoddard

Join Stan Smith and Vic Starzynski for a rugged hike through one of John Kulish's favorite haunts.

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Reading (and Walking) the Forested Landscape with Tom Wessels

Saturday, November 9
Tom Wessels.

Join noted ecologist, naturalist, and author Tom Wessels for a walk through the Harris Center woods. Seeing the forest through Tom’s eyes may change how you look at our landscape forever.

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Hiking the Hedgehog Ridge Trail

Sunday, November 24,
9:30 am
to 2:30 pm
NOTE: This hike has been canceled due to freezing rain.
Hedgehog Ridge Trail
Ben Haubrich pauses in the woods. (photos © Ben Conant )

Join Ben Haubrich and Mike Thomas for a 5.5-mile hike along Hedgehog Ridge and Wilson Hill in Deering, with excellent views of the SuperSanctuary!

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December 2019

Easygoing Hike on the Wapack Trail

Friday, December 6,
10:00 am
to 2:30 pm
NOTE: The location of this hike has changed. Read description for full details.
Wapack Trail
Meade Cadot leads a winter hike on the Harris Center's Jaquith Rail Trail. (photo © Ben Conant)

Join Rich Taylor and Lee Baker for one of longtime Harris Center outing leader Ollie Mutch’s favorite trips along the Wapack Trail and down the Berry Pasture Trail in Sharon.

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