Hike at Cooper Hill Community Forest

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: Meet at trailhead parking area on south side of Route 101 in Marlborough near the Dublin line. For parking tips and additional directions, please contact Anne McBride.
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.


Fall hike along Rand Brook

Sunday, September 11, from 2 to 4 p.m.

Join us for an easy to moderate guided hike around the beautiful Rand Brook conservation area. Explore fields and a beautiful woodland trail walk along the brook over bridges. After the hike, enjoy apple crisp with whipped cream and cider to celebrate the beautiful fall season. Families welcome!

Presented by: Monadnock Conservancy.
Location: Meet at the home of Monica and Michael Lehner, 259 East Road, Greenfield, N.H.
Contact: Email Jennifer Zaso or call 603-357-0600, ext. 113.


27th Annual Celebration
Farmland Forever? The Future of New England Agriculture

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

Join Monadnock Conservancy supporters and friends to celebrate local land conservation at Peterborough’s historic stone barn, a local landmark. Enjoy an inspiring talk by new American Farmland Trust President John Piotti, connect with friends and neighbors, and end the morning with an optional Q&A session, barn tour or guided trail walk. All are welcome. Please register by September 9.

Presented by: Monadnock Conservancy.
Location: Historic Stone Barn, 63 Old Street Road, Peterborough, N.H. 
Contact: Email Pat Payne or call 603-357-0600, ext. 101.


“Love Thy Nature” film showing

Thursday, September 22, from 7 to 8:30p.m.

We’ve lost touch with nature. This disconnect hurts our health, dulls our spirit and threatens our future. Narrated by Liam Neeson, “Love Thy Nature” is an award-winning and critically acclaimed cinematic journey through the beauty and intimacy of our relationship with the natural world. And it shows that a renewed connection with nature is key not only to our well-being, but also to solving our climate and environmental crises.

Presented by: Monadnock Conservancy, Harris Center for Conservation Education and Keene State College Film Society.
Location: Putnam Arts Lecture Hall theater, Redfern Arts Center, Keene State College, Keene, N.H.
Contact: Email Jennifer Zaso or call 603-357-0600, ext. 113.


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.