The Harris Center driveway takes on a dreamy appearance in an autumn fog. (photo © Brett Amy Thelen)

Trails, Grounds & Facilities

Your next adventure starts here.

Green, Inside & Out

Our trails and grounds invite outdoor adventure. Our building showcases green design.

A hiker pauses on a footbridge. (photo © Brett Amy Thelen)


Whether you’re in search of a gentle ramble or a challenging trek with rewarding views, the Harris Center’s got a trail for you! All of our trails are free of charge and open to the public year-round.

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A rainbow arcs over the Harris Center building. (photo © Dottie Culinane)

Our Green Building

The Harris Center is headquartered in an historic estate in Hancock, New Hampshire — right in the heart of our 34,500-acre SuperSanctuary of conserved lands. When we renovated our building in 2003, we made a commitment to preserving as much of the original structure as possible and to incorporating sustainable materials and practices into the new design.

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A bee dines on colorful flowers in the Harris Center's pollinator garden. (photo © Tianne Strombeck)

Pollinator Garden

What was once an old stone swimming pool is now a colorful garden, buzzing with life. Native and nectar-rich flowers bloom from spring through fall, nourishing bees, beetles, butterflies, birds — and people, too.

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An apple tree blossoms on the Harris Center grounds, with the Harris Center building in the background. (photo © Brett Amy Thelen)

Building Rental

The Harris Center building and grounds are occasionally available to rent for weddings, meetings, parties, and other special events.

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