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Shattuck Winter Wander

Shattuck Golf Course 53 Dublin Road, Jaffrey, NH, United States

Join Harris Center naturalists Jaime Hutchinson and Karen Rent for an afternoon wander along the wild edges of The Shattuck Golf Course in search of winter birds, animal tracks, and more.

Owl Prowl at Beech Hill

Beech Hill Beech Hill Road, Dublin, NH, United States

Join Harris Center naturalists and owl lovers Phil Brown and Susie Spikol as we hoot it up in search of owls in the wild woods of Dublin. Adventure awaits on silent wings...

Winter Tree Identification Walk

Hiroshi Land Route 137, Peterborough, NH, United States

Join Mike Gagnon and Matt Tarr of 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 how each species functions as habitat for wildlife.

Spring Warm-Up Hike

Beech Hill Beech Hill Road, Dublin, NH, United States

Come along with Harris Center naturalists as we listen to streams swelling, find buds sprouting, and use our senses to search for the first signs of spring.

Vernal Pool Exploration at the Tippin’ Rock Trail

Tippin' Rock Trail Warmac Rd, Swanzey, NH, United States

Join vernal pool enthusiasts Brett Amy Thelen and Cheri Domina for a hike to a hilltop vernal pool, where we’ll search for spotted salamander eggs and other springtime wonders.

Vernal Pool Hike at the Horatio Colony Nature Preserve

Horatio Colony Nature Preserve Daniels Hill Road, Keene, United States

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.

Search for Signs of Spring at Beech Hill

Beech Hill Beech Hill Road, Dublin, NH, United States

Join the Harris Center’s newest naturalist, Nikko Gagnon, for a morning of scavenger hunts and sensory games as we mosey up the trails around Beech Hill. Perfect for families with elementary-aged kids.

LGBTQ+ Community Hike at Madame Sherri Forest

Madame Sherri Forest Chesterfield, NH, United States

Join Dee Denehy (she, her), Richard Doherty (he, him), and Hunter Kirschner (he, him) for a moderately strenuous, 2-mile loop hike featuring exceptional views of Chesterfield and Indian Pond.

Easygoing Hike from Old Dublin to Eaton Road

Old Dublin Road Rail Trail 92 Old Dublin Rd, Hancock, NH, United States

Join naturalists Brett Amy Thelen and Susie Spikol for good company and great views on this gentle, 2-mile loop walk along scenic country roads and an old railroad bed.

Hiking the East Side Trails

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

Join Ben Haubrich and Peter Harrison for a 1.5-mile loop hike along the Harris Center’s newly re-routed East Side trail network, where cool hemlock and hardwood forests give way to huge glacial boulders.

Easygoing Hike at Camp Chenoa

Camp Chenoa Brimstone Corner Road, Antrim, NH, United States

Join Phil Brown and Ben Haubrich for an easygoing summer stroll through the Harris Center’s Camp Chenoa land – home to both young and older forest, a mix of wetlands, and other interesting landscape features that provide habitat connectivity between the Willard Pond and Gregg Lake watersheds.

Hiking the Nissitissit Headwaters

Nissitissit River Headwaters Preserve Abbott Hill Rd, Mason, NH, United States

Join avid hiker Miki Clements and birder Gail Coffey for a 1.3-mile loop hike through the Nissitissit River Headwaters Preserve, which features a pond, a meadow, and varied woodlands, which are home to many species of breeding and migratory birds.

Easygoing Hike at Cathedral of the Pines

Cathedral of the Pines 10 Hale Hill Rd, Rindge, NH, United States

Join Harris Center naturalist Susie Spikol, longtime outing leader Ben Haubrich, and Cathedral of the Pines Executive Director Michelle Lowe for an easygoing amble along the trails at Cathedral of the Pines.

All About Jack’s Pond: A History Hike

Harris Center for Conservation Education 83 Kings Hwy, Hancock, NH, United States
This event is now full, but you can still join the waitlist.

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.

Hiking the Wapack Trail: Windblown to Barrett Mountain

Wapack Trail Parking Lot Route 124, New Ipswich, NH, United States

Join Friends of the Wapack Board member Gail Coffey and trail steward Gerry Coffey for a 3.5-mile roundtrip hike along the Wapack Trail from Windblown to Barrett Mountain.

LGBTQ+ Community Hike on Skatutakee and Thumb Mountains

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

Join Dee Denehy (she, her), Richard Doherty (he, him), and Hunter Kirschner (he, they) for an LGBTQ+ community hike on the Harris Center’s West Side Trails to Skatutakee and Thumb Mountains.

Hiking the West Side Trails

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

Join Harris Center trustees and local hiking enthusiasts Denise Zimmer and Tara Kessler for an autumn hike of the Harris Center’s West Side Trails to Skatutakee and Thumb Mountains.

Easygoing Hike at the Zophar Willard Woods

Harrisville Harrisville, NH
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Join Harris Center ecologist Brett Amy Thelen, longtime outing leader Ben Haubrich, and Historic Harrisville Director Erin Hammerstadt for a 1.75-mile loop hike from Harrisville's historic mill village through the Zophar Willard Woods – once a woodlot for a 19th-century clothespin and wooden box factory, now conservation land protected by Historic Harrisville.

Following in the Footsteps of John Kulish to White Swamp and Spoonwood Pond

Harris Center for Conservation Education 83 Kings Hwy, Hancock, NH, United States
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Join Stan Smith and Vic Starzynski for a 5-mile roundtrip hike through the wilds of the SuperSanctuary. We’ll start at the end of King’s Highway along Nubanusit Lake and then take a bearing by compass to White Swamp and Spoonwood Pond.

Hiking the Mason Rail Trail

Mason Mason, NH, United States
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Join avid hiker and amateur historian Miki Clements and trail builder extraordinaire Curt Spacht for a 1.75-mile roundtrip hike on a newly developed loop off the Mason Rail Trail, through the woodland behind the quarry.

Easygoing Hike on Monadnock’s Old Toll Road to Little Mountain

Old Toll Road Parking Area Mountain Rd, Jaffrey, NH, United States
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Join Phil Brown and Ben Haubrich for a leisurely hike on the Old Toll Road to “Little Mountain” for some stellar views of the southern Monadnock Region.

Easygoing Hike at the Shattuck Golf Course

Shattuck Golf Course 53 Dublin Road, Jaffrey, NH, United States
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Join Harris Center naturalist Nikko Gagnon and longtime trip leader Ben Haubrich for a leisurely, 3-mile meander along the paths of The Shattuck. We’ll explore both edges and open landscapes, searching for animal tracks and signs as we go.

Hiking Cathedral of the Pines & Emerson Pond

Cathedral of the Pines 10 Hale Hill Rd, Rindge, NH, United States
This event has been postponed.

Join skilled hike leaders Brian Bishoff and Denny Wheeler for an exploration of two beautiful properties in Rindge. We’ll cover about 3 miles roundtrip and gain 150 feet of elevation as we hike along well-kept trails featuring lovely views of Emerson Pond.

Easygoing Hike at Loverens Mill Cedar Swamp

Loverens Mill Cedar Swamp Preserve Loverens Mill Road, Antrim, NH, United States
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Join Harris Center naturalist Phil Brown and longtime trip leader Ben Haubrich for a 2-mile hike along gently rolling terrain at The Nature Conservancy’s Loverens Mill Cedar Swamp Preserve, where we’ll search for signs of winter wildlife on our way to a view of the cedars.

Exploring the Hiroshi Loop Trail

Hiroshi Land Route 137, Peterborough, NH, United States
This event is now full.

Join Harris Center teacher-naturalists Nikko Gagnon and Kara Reynolds to hike the 1.9-mile Hiroshi Loop Trail, which winds gently through field and forest and along Nubanusit Brook to gorgeous views of Dinsmore Pond.

Trees & Tracks at Cathedral of the Pines

Cathedral of the Pines 10 Hale Hill Rd, Rindge, NH, United States
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Join Jeremy Wilson and Susie Spikol for an afternoon of exploring the trails at Cathedral of the Pines, where we’ll learn about the connections between forest ecology and wildlife. Michelle Lowe, Executive Director of Cathedral of the Pines, will also share the human history of this remarkable site.

LGBTQ+ Hike on Beech Hill

Beech Hill Beech Hill Road, Dublin, NH, United States

Join Hunter Kirschner (he, they), Dee Denehy (she, her), and Richard Doherty (he, him) for an excursion along Beech Hill’s beautiful trail system. We’ll hike or snowshoe about 2 miles of trail, gaining 500 feet of elevation on our way to the spectacular Eagle Rock viewpoint.

Winter Ecology Snowshoe for Veterans

Hiroshi Land Route 137, Peterborough, NH, United States

Join Harris Center naturalists Susie Spikol and Nikko Gagnon for a morning exploration of the Hiroshi Property in Peterborough, New Hampshire. We'll snowshoe or hike along the trails of this spectacular property, exploring the survival techniques of winter active animals like beavers, otters, and owls.

Easygoing Hike at Rand Brook Forest

Rand Brook Forest Old County Rd South, Francestown, United States
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Join outdoor enthusiasts Ben Haubrich and Audrey Dunn for an easygoing ramble along Rand Brook Forest’s woods roads and trails. Along the way, we’ll search for signs of wildlife and enjoy a view of the Lyndeborough Mountains.