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March 2018

Snowshoeing Thumb and Skatutakee

Saturday, March 17, 2018,
10:30 am
to 3:00 pm
Hancock, NH

The bowl formed by the southern and western slopes of Mounts Thumb and Skatutakee in the SuperSanctuary was once completely cleared for farming. Today it’s a beautiful, boulder-filled hardwood forest. Join Dave Butler for a moderately strenuous, 4-mile snowshoe hike…

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January 2019

Easygoing Hike at the Indian Arrowhead Forest Preserve

Friday, January 4, 2019,
10:00 am
to 2:30 pm
Indian Arrowhead Forest Preserve
Meade Cadot leads a winter hike on the Harris Center's Jaquith Rail Trail. (photo © Ben Conant)

Join Rich Taylor and Lee Baker for a moderately strenuous, 3-mile roundtrip hike through the Forest Society’s Indian Arrowhead Forest Preserve in Surry.

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Forest Bathing by Moonlight

Tuesday, January 22, 2019,
7:00 pm
to 8:00 pm
Harris Center for Conservation Education
Branches are silhoutted against the full Flower Moon. (photo © Meade Cadot)

Open your senses, slow down, and find solace in nature on this revitalizing moonlit ramble with Susie Spikol and Marilyn Wyzga.

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February 2019

Easygoing Hike through Friedsam Forest

Friday, February 1, 2019,
10:00 am
to 2:30 pm
Friedsam Town Forest
A smiling snowshoe hiker crosses a snowy footbridge. (photo © Meade Cadot)

Join Rich Taylor and Lee Baker for a moderately strenuous, 2.5-mile roundtrip snowshoe hike along trails in the Friedsam Town Forest in Chesterfield.

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Forest Bathing by Moonlight

Tuesday, February 19, 2019,
7:00 pm
to 8:00 pm
Harris Center for Conservation Education
Branches are silhoutted against the full Flower Moon. (photo © Meade Cadot)

Open your senses, slow down, and find solace in nature on this revitalizing moonlit ramble with Susie Spikol and Marilyn Wyzga.

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Snowshoeing Sharon Ledges

Saturday, February 23, 2019,
10:30 am
to 2:00 pm
Wapack Trail
A group of hikers snowshoe uphill along a stone wall. (photo © Russ Cobb)

Join Dave Butler for a moderately strenuous, 3-mile snowshoe hike on the historic Wapack Trail.

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March 2019

Easygoing Hike through the Hiroshi Land

Friday, March 1, 2019,
10:00 am
to 2:30 pm
Hiroshi Land
A group of hikers explore the Hiroshi Land in winter. (photo © Laurel Swope-Brush)

Join Lee Baker and Rich Taylor for a moderately strenuous, 2-mile roundtrip hike through the Harris Center's Hiroshi Land, following Nubanusit Brook to Dinsmore Pond.

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Forest Bathing by Moonlight

Thursday, March 21, 2019,
7:00 pm
to 8:00 pm
Harris Center for Conservation Education
Branches are silhoutted against the full Flower Moon. (photo © Meade Cadot)

Open your senses, slow down, and find solace in nature on this revitalizing moonlit ramble with Susie Spikol and Marilyn Wyzga.

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January 2020

Easygoing Hike on Pack Monadnock

Friday, January 3,
10:00 am
to 2:00 pm
Winter hikers on the Harris Center's Hiroshi Loop Trail. (photo © Ben Conant)

Join Lee Baker and Rich Taylor for a moderately strenuous 1-mile roundtrip hike to the halfway house site on Pack Monadnock.

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Harris Center Big Year of Birding: Winter Finch Hike

Saturday, January 11,
8:00 am
to 12:00 pm
Stoddard
Purple Finch. (photo © Tianne Strombeck)

Join Eric Masterson for this next installment in our “Big Year” series of seasonal birding outings to Harris Center protected lands – a 5-mile roundtrip hike through spruce country in search of winter finches.

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Evening Snowshoe Around Howe Reservoir

Sunday, January 12,
7:00 pm
to 9:00 pm
Howe Reservoir

Join Tom Warren for a 2-mile snowshoe around Howe Reservoir, where we’ll listen for owls and look for winter-bright stars.

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Rainbow Hike

Saturday, January 18,
1:00 pm
to 3:00 pm
Harris Center for Conservation Education

Join naturalist Dee Denehy (she, her) and daughter Lily Denehy (she, her) for a 2-mile hike in a LGBTQ+ safe space.

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February 2020

Easygoing Hike Along the Jaquith Rail Trail

Friday, February 7,
10:00 am
to 2:00 pm
Note: This hike has been POSTPONED to Feb. 14 due to inclement weather.
Jaquith Rail Trail
Meade Cadot leads a winter hike on the Harris Center's Jaquith Rail Trail. (photo © Ben Conant)

Join Rich Taylor for a moderately easy, 3-mile roundtrip hike along the old Keene to Concord railroad line.

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Hiking Through the Decades: The Briggs Preserve

Saturday, February 8,
9:00 am
to 1:00 pm
Harris Center for Conservation Education
A group examines animal tracks on a winter hike at the Harris Center's Hiroshi Land. (photo © Ben Conant)

In celebration of our 50th Anniversary, we're offering Hiking Through the Decades, a four-hike series that will trace the history of the Harris Center's land protection efforts. Join Meade Cadot and Ben Haubrich for the inaugural hike -- an easy outing through the Briggs Preserve, one of the Harris Center’s earliest land protection projects.

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Easygoing Hike Along the Jaquith Rail Trail

Friday, February 14,
10:00 am
to 2:00 pm
Jaquith Rail Trail
Meade Cadot leads a winter hike on the Harris Center's Jaquith Rail Trail. (photo © Ben Conant)

Join Rich Taylor for a moderately easy, 3-mile roundtrip hike along the old Keene to Concord railroad line.

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Following in the Footsteps of John Kulish at Robb Reservoir

Sunday, February 16,
9:30 am
to 1:30 pm
Robb Reservoir
Robb Reservoir with snowy banks. (photo © Meade Cadot)

Join Stan Smith and Vic Starzynski for a 4-mile roundtrip hike around one of John Kulish's favorite haunts -- the shoreline of Robb Reservoir.

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Snowshoe Hike to Osgood Hill through Partridge Woods

Saturday, February 22,
12:00 pm
to 4:00 pm
Partridge Woods

Join Kathy Schillemat for a 4-mile roundtrip hike along the new Partridge Woods trail network to the top of Osgood Hill, the second-highest peak in Cheshire County.

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March 2020

Easygoing Hike Along the Aldworth Manor Trail

Friday, March 6,
10:00 am
to 2:00 pm
Aldworth Manor Trail

Join Rich and Linda Taylor for a moderately strenuous, 3-mile roundtrip hike along the Aldworth Manor Trail in Harrisville.

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Sheldrick Forest Preserve Hike

Saturday, March 7,
9:30 am
to 12:00 pm
Sheldrick Forest Preserve
Impressively large pine trees at the Sheldrick Forest Preserve in Wilton. (photo © Eric Aldrich / TNC)

Join Swift Corwin and Richard Pendleton for a 2-mile roundtrip hike on easy trails, where we’ll see impressively large trees, interesting geological formations, and magnificent laurels.

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Snowshoe Hike in the Mount Thumb Bowl

Saturday, March 14,
1:00 pm
to 4:00 pm
Harris Center for Conservation Education

Join Dave Butler for a snowshoe hike through the hollow formed by the southern and western slopes of Mounts Thumb and Skatutakee -- once completely cleared for farming, and today a boulder-strewn hardwood forest.

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