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Sheldrick Forest Preserve Hike

Sheldrick Forest Preserve Town Farm Road, Wilton, NH, United States

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.

Snowshoe Hike in the Mount Thumb Bowl

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

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.

Partridge Woods Exploration

Partridge Woods Brickyard Road, Nelson, NH, United States

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, United States

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.

Winter Snowshoe OUTing! at Kennedy Brook

Stoddard Stoddard, NH, United States

Join Dee Denehy (she, her), Richard Doherty (he, him), and Hunter Kirschner (he, him) for a LGBTQ+ winter snowshoe along Kennedy Brook in Stoddard.

Babies in Backpacks and Toddlers in Tow

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

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, United States

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, United States

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, United States

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, United States

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, United States

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.

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.

Winter Mushroom Meander with the Morel Quandary Club

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

Join fungi fanatic John Benjamin for a winter wander in search of mushrooms, slime molds, and lichens. Come discover which mushrooms are out and about during the coldest months!

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...

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.

Exploring the Hiroshi Loop Trail

Hiroshi Land Route 137, Peterborough, NH, United States
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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.

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.