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Hiking the Calhoun Family Forest

Calhoun Family Forest Gilsum, NH

Join Swift Corwin for a moderately difficult, 3.5-mile hike on the Monadnock Conservancy’s Porcupine Falls Trail to a high point overlooking Bears Den Natural Area.

Hidden Ponds of the SuperSanctuary

Harris Center for Conservation Education 83 Kings Hwy, Hancock, NH

Join Dave Butler for a 3.5-mile hike into Shadrach and Tenney Ponds, which lie between the Thumb-Skatutakee ridgeline and Nubanusit Lake.

Easygoing Hike Along the Hiroshi Loop Trail

Hiroshi Land Route 137, Peterborough, NH

Join Miki Clements-Collier for a moderately easy 2-mile hike along the Hiroshi Loop Trail, with great views over Dinsmore Pond to Skatutakee and Thumb Mountains.

Post-Thanksgiving Hike around Otter Brook Lake

Otter Brook Lake Route 9, Keene, NH

Burn off the turkey with Brian Bishoff and Denny Wheeler on this moderately easy, 3-mile hike around Otter Brook Lake.

Partridge Woods Exploration

Partridge Woods Brickyard Road, Nelson, NH

Join Kathy Schillemat and Ben Haubrich for a strenuous 6-mile hike through the trails of Partridge Woods, with views of Nelson village, Mount Monadnock, and Nubanusit Lake.

Winter Tree Identification Walk

Harris Center for Conservation Education 83 Kings Hwy, Hancock, NH

Join Mike Gagnon, forestry field specialist with UNH Cooperative Extension, for a relaxed winter tree ID walk. We’ll focus on branching, buds, and bark while the leaves are off the trees — and discuss the trees we encounter from both an ecological and economic perspective.

Babies in Backpacks and Toddlers in Tow

Harris Center for Conservation Education 83 Kings Hwy, Hancock, NH

Calling all families with young children! Join Harris Center naturalist and animal lover Susie Spikol to wander trails, meadows, and the nooks and crannies of the Harris Center grounds in search of wild finds.

Shattuck Winter Wander

Shattuck Golf Course 53 Dublin Road, Jaffrey, NH

Join Harris Center teacher-naturalists Jaime Hutchinson and Karen Rent for a winter wander along the wild edges of the Shattuck golf course. We'll listen for winter birds, search for animal tracks and sign, and more.

Winter Outing to the Crotched Mountain Bowl

Crotched Mountain Town Forest Farrington Road, Francestown

Join Dave Butler and Ben Haubrich for a moderately strenuous, 4-mile snowshoe hike or ski on the rolling terrain of Crotched Mountain.

Mushroom Meander with the Morel Quandary Club

Harris Center for Conservation Education 83 Kings Hwy, Hancock, NH

Join the Morel Quandary Club to look for polypores, slime molds, and shelf fungi, and get into likin’ lichen.

Babies in Backpacks and Toddlers in Tow

Harris Center for Conservation Education 83 Kings Hwy, Hancock, NH

Calling all families with young children! Join Harris Center naturalist and animal lover Susie Spikol to wander trails, meadows, and the nooks and crannies of the Harris Center grounds in search of wild finds.

Hike to Stoddard Rocks

Stoddard Stoddard, NH

Join Denny Wheeler and Brian Bishoff for a moderately strenuous, 5-mile hike on trails and woods roads to scenic Stoddard Rocks above Pioneer Lake.

Moonrise Ramble for Families

Fremont Field 100 Old Jaffrey Road, Peterborough, NH

Enjoy the moonrise, sunset, and early signs of spring at Fremont Field in Peterborough with Harris Center teacher-naturalist Janet Altobello. We’ll rove around fields, wetlands, and forest, observing changes in the land and air as the day turns to dusk.

Full Moon Owl Prowl in Keene

Robin Hood Park Reservoir Street, Keene, NH

Join Harris Center naturalist Jenna Spear for an evening walk in search of Barred Owls. Adventure awaits when you go owling under a full moon!

Full Moon Owl Prowl in Hancock

Harris Center for Conservation Education 83 Kings Hwy, Hancock, NH
NOTE: This event has been POSTPONED to March 24.

Join Harris Center naturalist Susie Spikol for an evening walk in search of Barred Owls. Adventure awaits when you go owling under a full moon!

LGBTQ+ Community Hike at the Horatio Colony Nature Preserve

Horatio Colony Nature Preserve Daniels Hill Road, Keene

Join Dee Denehy (she, her), Richard Doherty (he, him), and Hunter Kirschner (he, him) for an LGBTQ+ hike at the Horatio Colony Nature Preserve in Keene.

Mushroom Meander with the Morel Quandary Club

Harris Center for Conservation Education 83 Kings Hwy, Hancock, NH

Join mycophile John Benjamin to search the Harris Center woodlands for early spring fungi. From British soldiers to violet-toothed polypores and beyond, discover which members of this unique kingdom are hardy enough to fruit during the cruelest month!

Vernal Pool Hike at the Horatio Colony Preserve

Horatio Colony Nature Preserve Daniels Hill Road, Keene

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.

Hiking Little Mount Monadnock

Widow Gage Town Forest 699-617 Rhododendron Road, Fitzwilliam, NH

Join Denny Wheeler and Brian Bishoff for a 5-mile roundtrip hike to the summit of Little Monadnock Mountain via the trails of Widow Gage Town Forest.

Mushroom Meander with the Morel Quandary Club

Robin Hood Park Reservoir Street, Keene, NH

Join mycophile and Harris Center teacher-naturalist John Benjamin for a mushroom foray at Robin Hood Park in Keene. From polypores to puffballs and wolf’s milk slime to witches butter, get curious about this colossal kingdom!

Pratt Pond Hike

Pratt Pond Pratt Pond Road, Mason, NH

Join Miki Clements-Collier and Denny Wheeler for a 3.3-mile roundtrip hike on the trails around scenic Pratt Pond in Mason.

Babies in Backpacks and Toddlers in Tow at the Fremont Field

Fremont Field 100 Old Jaffrey Road, Peterborough, NH

Join Harris Center naturalist Susie Spikol on a springtime romp in search of butterflies, brand new leaves, singing birds, and blue skies. A great chance to meet other families who enjoy spending time outside.

Mushroom Meander with the Morel Quandary Club

Friedsam Town Forest Twin Brook Road, Chesterfield, NH

Join mycophile and teacher-naturalist John Benjamin for a fungal foray through Friedsam Town Forest, where we’ll seek out mushrumps, mycelium, and mycorhizal connections.

Hike to Scenic Royalston Falls

Royalston Falls Royalston, MA

Join Denny Wheeler and Brian Bishoff for an 4-mile roundtrip hike on gently rolling terrain to scenic Royalston Falls, just south of the Massachusetts border. Our route will wind through groves of rhododendron, which should be in bloom.

White Swamp via Canoe and Shoe

Spoonwood Pond Nelson, NH

Join Al Stoops for a paddle to scenic Spoonwood Pond, where we’ll beach the watercraft and head north on foot to explore White Swamp, the site of an old heron rookery.

Babies in Backpacks and Toddlers in Tow at the Jaquith Rail Trail

Jaquith Rail Trail Jaquith Road, Harrisville, NH

Join Harris Center naturalist Susie Spikol on a late spring romp in search of butterflies, brand new leaves, singing birds, and blue skies. A great chance to meet other families who enjoy spending time outside.

Forestry and Birds Hike at Kensan-Devan Wildlife Sanctuary

Kensan Devan Wldlife Sanctury Underwood Road, Marlborough, NH

Learn how a working forest can benefit songbirds on this birding hike through the Kensan Devan Wildlife Sanctuary with Phil Brown, Steven Lamonde, and Marc Nutter.