Calendar of Events

Hikes

Hikes
  |   all events »

Views Navigation

Today

Mushroom Meander with the Morel Quandary Club

Robin Hood Park Reservoir Street, Keene, NH, United States

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, United States

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, United States

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, United States

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, United States

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, United States

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, United States

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, United States

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.

LGBTQ+ Community Hike and Blueberry Picking on Pitcher Mountain

Pitcher Mountain Stoddard, NH, United States

Join Dee Denehy (she, her), Richard Doherty (he, him), and Hunter Kirschner (he, him) for an LGBTQ+ hike and blueberry picking on Pitcher Mountain, with panoramic views.

Exploring the Willard Pond Brook Land

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

Join Eric Masterson, Jeremy Wilson, and Anitra Sorensen for a 1.5-mile roundtrip exploration of the Harris Center's newest conservation property, a 74-acre preserve in Hancock and Antrim.

Shorebirding at Howe Reservoir

Howe Reservoir Dublin, NH, United States

Join Eric Masterson for a birding outing at Howe Reservoir, which has been drained to facilitate repairs to the dam — creating an attractive inland stopover site for migrating shorebirds.

Babies in Backpacks and Toddlers in Tow at Robin Hood Park

Robin Hood Park Reservoir Street, Keene, NH, United States

Join Harris Center naturalist Ben King in Robin Hood Park for a pint-sized adventure in the wilds of Keene. A perfect hike for little legs!

Babies in Backpacks and Toddlers in Tow at Goose Pond

Goose Pond 183 East Surry Road, Keene, United States

Join Harris Center naturalist Ben King for a pint-sized adventure in the wilds of Keene. A perfect hike for little legs!

LGBTQ+ Community Hike Along the Monadnock-Sunapee Greenway Trail

Monadnock-Sunapee Greenway Trail: Route 9 Parking Route 9 at South Street, Stoddard, NH, United States

Join Dee Denehy (she, her), Richard Doherty (he, him), and Hunter Kirschner (he, him) for an LGBTQ+ hike along the Monadnock-Sunapee Greenway Trail in Stoddard and Nelson.

Hike-a-thon: Critter Carvings & Jack’s Pond

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

Join Harris Center Director Jeremy Wilson for a relaxed, 1.8-mile roundtrip hike up the Harriskat and Thumbs Down Trails to Jack’s Pond and back.

Hike-a-thon: Hiking the Thumb-Skatutakee Loop

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

Join Eric Masterson for a moderately strenuous, 4.5-mile loop hike from the Harris Center to the top of Thumb Mountain to the Skatutakee Mountain summit and back.

Upland Traverse at MacDowell Lake

MacDowell Lake 75 Wilder Street, Peterborough, NH, United States

Join forester and nature enthusiast Swift Corwin for an upland exploration of the land surrounding MacDowell Lake in Peterborough.

Hike-a-thon: Big Boulders or Bust

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

Join Harris Center naturalists Karen Rent and Jenna Spear for an adventure-filled hike to one of our favorite places: the Big Boulders. Perfect for families with elementary-aged children and older.

Hike-a-thon: Leaf Peeping Along the Hiroshi Loop Trail

Hiroshi Land Route 137, Peterborough, NH, United States

Join Harris Center ecologist Karen Seaver and other nature lovers for a foliage-focused, 1.9-mile hike along the relatively flat terrain of the Hiroshi Loop Trail.

Hiking the Deering Sanctuary

Deering Sanctuary Clement Hill Road, Deering, NH, United States

Join Dave Butler for a 2.5-mile hiking tour of NH Audubon’s Deering Sanctuary, where we’ll take in the fall color as we traverse gently rolling terrain.

LGBTQ+ Community Hike in Pisgah State Park

Pisgah State Park Hinsdale, NH, United States

Join LGBTQ+ trip leaders Dee Denehy, Hunter Kirschner, and Richard Doherty for a moderately strenuous, 5-mile roundtrip hike to Pisgah Mountain and back.

Hiking the Katie Metzger Town Forest

Katie Metzger Town Forest Route 119, Fitzwilliam, NH, United States

Join Denny Wheeler and Brian Bishoff for an easygoing, 2-mile roundtrip walk on brand-new trails at the Katie Metzger Town Forest in Fitzwilliam.

Sunset and Full Moon Ramble for Families

Cranberry Meadow Pond Trail Cheney Avenue, Peterborough, NH, United States

Join Harris Center naturalist Janet Altobello to enjoy the beautiful light of the Sun setting and Moon rising from the open, rolling fields of Peterborough’s Lower Cranberry Meadow Pond and Wheeler Trails.

Winter Wander at the Friedsam Town Forest

Friedsam Town Forest Twin Brook Road, Chesterfield, NH, United States

Join Harris Center naturalists Karen Rent and Jenna Spear to search for animal tracks and sign in the wintry woods, and to learn about the many adaptations New Hampshire animals have for surviving the cold. Perfect for families with elementary-aged children!

Natural History and Tracking of the River Otter

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

Join wildlife biologist Mike Bottini for a morning devoted to the natural history and ecology of New England's river otters. We’ll start indoors, then head outside in search of local otter sign.

Hiking Pisgah State Park’s Western Ridges and Ponds

Pisgah State Park Hinsdale, NH, United States

Join Denny Wheeler and Brian Bishoff for a strenuous, 4-mile roundtrip hike to wild and remote portions of New Hampshire’s largest state park.

Sunset and Full Moon Ramble for Families

Cranberry Meadow Pond Trail Cheney Avenue, Peterborough, NH, United States

Join Harris Center naturalist Janet Altobello to enjoy the light of the Sun setting and the Moon rising from the open, rolling fields of Peterborough’s Lower Cranberry Meadow Pond and Wheeler Trails.

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...