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.


Widow Gage Forest hike

Saturday, October 15, from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Join Dave Butler, Swift Corwin and Rick Brackett for a moderately easy 3-mile hike at the Widow Gage Town Forest in Fitzwilliam. In addition to the town forest trails, you will walk up the Old Troy Road, a Class VI town road, to an interesting cellar hole, which is a great place to stop for lunch (bring your own, as well as water, please). This trip will be on rolling terrain.

Presented by: Monadnock Conservancy, Harris Center for Conservation Education and Fitzwilliam Conservation Commission.
Location: Meet at the trailhead kiosk, Rhododendron Road, 1 mile west of Rhododendron State Park, Fitzwilliam, N.H.
Contact: Email Dave Butler or call 603-472-5608.