COVID-19 UPDATE: The Harris Center is canceling or postponing all in-person programs and events through May 4. The Harris Center building will also be closed to visitors until May 4. Our trails and grounds remain open.
We’re excited to announce that the Harris Center has been given an opportunity to conserve the last remaining unprotected parcel along the popular Eastview Rail Trail in Harrisville. This 17-acre wooded lot borders the trail for more than 0.3 mile, and features a relatively mature mixed forest dominated by white pine, Eastern hemlock, red spruce, red oak, yellow birch, and red maple.
Since its opening in 2014, the 1.4-mile Eastview Trail — a joint project of the Harris Center and Harrisville Trails — has become a regular haunt of hikers, trail runners, horseback riders, mountain bikers, cross-country skiers, wildlife watchers, and anyone looking for a gentle walk in the woods. Protecting the “Eastview Land” would ensure access to, and preserve the character of, this tremendous recreational resource for generations to come, and add to a contiguous, 5,155-acre block of conserved lands in Harrisville, Hancock, and Nelson — ensuring room to roam for people and wildlife alike.
To permanently protect the land and trail, we must raise $15,000 by mid-April. To make a tax-deductible contribution in support of this project, select “Eastview Land Protection Fund” as the program for your online donation. For more information or to donate offline, please contact Jeremy Wilson at (603) 525-3394 or by email.
For more information on the Eastview Land protection project, contact James Newsom at (603) 525-3394 or by email.