Cooper Hill Community Forest hike

Saturday, July 30, from 9 a.m. to noon

Come explore the beautiful old carriage trails that meander through this 329-acre forest along Route 101 in Marlborough. We'll enjoy a moderate two-mile hike on a loop trail. The land is owned by the New England Forestry Foundation and conserved in partnership with the Town of Marlborough and Monadnock Conservancy. Bring water, a snack and bug repellent.

Presented by: Monadnock Conservancy and New England Forestry Foundation.
Location: Meeting location and parking details to come soon!
Contact: Email Anne McBride or call 603-357-0600, ext. 102.


Mindfulness & meditation hike at the Calhoun Family Forest

Saturday, August 27, from 9 to 10:30 a.m.

Start your weekend with some deep breaths and an easy meditation at Porcupine Falls at our Calhoun Family Forest in Gilsum. Local wellness experts will guide you through mindfulness techniques that work well in natural settings; you will also have the chance for some solo reflection along the trail.

Presented by: Monadnock Conservancy.
Location: Meet at the Porcupine Falls trailhead at the end of White Brook Road in Gilsum, N.H. 
Contact: Email Jenny Zaso or call 603-357-0600, ext. 113.


2016 Annual Celebration

Saturday, September 17, from 9 to 11 a.m.

You asked and we listened. In a recent survey, you and other supporters said you'd prefer the Annual Celebration to be held in September. So we are trying a new approach to our community event this year, with more emphasis on the conservation you've helped us to accomplish; one inspiring featured speaker; social time with your family, friends and neighbors and like-minded folks; and an optional field trip to follow. Free and open to all. More details to come soon!

Presented by: Monadnock Conservancy.
Location: The Stone Barn, Old Street Road, Peterborough, N.H. 
Contact: Email Pat Payne or call 603-357-0600, ext. 101.


Sunset paddle at Mountain Brook Reservoir

Saturday, October 1, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Autumn is the best time to explore the beautiful Mountain Brook Reservoir as we are likely to see migrating waterfowl, hear owls calling and enjoy gorgeous fall foliage. Tom Warren, local birding expert, will lead the group pointing out birds and other wildlife along the way. Paddlers will also be treated to a stop at the Monadnock Conservancy's newest preserve on the south shore of the reservoir, generously gifted to us by the Gramm family.

Please arrive promptly at 4:30 p.m. at the boat landing, so that we can get on our way and have ample time to explore before sunset. The event will be canceled in the event of inclement weather. If in doubt, check the Conservancy’s Facebook page.

Presented by: Monadnock Conservancy and Harris Center for Conservation Education.
What to bring: Please bring your own kayak or canoe, life vests, headlamps or flashlights, water and snacks. Binoculars are recommended.
Location:Meet at and depart from the reservoir boat landing, west side of River Street (Route 202) in Jaffrey, N.H.
Contact: Email Stacy Gambrel or call 603-357-0600, ext. 106.