Upcoming events

Orchard Hill Breadworks Pizza Night

Tuesday, August 22, from 5 to 8 p.m.

Pizza night with a purpose: on this night, 100 percent of the profits after costs will go directly to the Conservancy. It’s a fun summer evening in a lovely setting, with live music and homemade pizzas baked in an outdoor, wood-fired oven. Bring friends and family, beverages and your pizza toppings of choice (crusts provided). This is a hands-on, guest-led affair; click here to learn more. Minimum donation: $9 per pizza.

Presented by: Orchard Hill Breadworks Bakery and Monadnock Conservancy.
Location: Orchard Hill Breadworks Bakery, 121 Old Settlers Road, East Alstead, N.H.
Contact: Email Noah Elbers or call 603-835-7845.

Mount Cresson Hike

Sunday, September 10, from 9 a.m. to noon

Katrina Farmer and Denny Wheeler will lead this moderately easy 3-mile roundtrip hike to the summit of Mount Cresson in Swanzey. The route will wind past floodplain forest protected by the Conservancy that, together with adjacent conservation land creates the larger Cresson wildlife corridor. Denny has encountered nesting turkey vultures on this trip in previous years. Bring water and a snack.

Presented by: Monadnock Conservancy and Harris Center for Conservation Education.
Location: Meet at Golden Rod Grange, Route 32, Swanzey Center, N.H.
Contact: Email Katrina Farmer or call 603-357-0600, ext. 111.

28th Annual Celebration

Saturday, September 16, from 9 to 11 a.m.

Our annual event is a wonderful opportunity to connect with friends and to celebrate what your support has accomplished in the past year. This year's featured speaker is Ernie Hebert, author of the Darby Chronicles. The engaging program is followed by optional field trips. We hope you’ll add this special event to your calendar and invite a friend! Free and open to all. Learn more or register now »»

Presented by: Monadnock Conservancy.
Location: Walpole Town Hall, 34 Elm Street, Walpole, N.H.
Contact: Email Melissa Whittemore or call 603-357-0600, ext. 101.

Keene Connector hike

Friday, September 29, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; rain date: Sunday, October 1

This advanced backcountry hike, along the Keene Connector of the Wantastiquet-Monadnock Trail, will take you through the beautiful California Brook Natural Area and Horatio Colony Nature Preserve. Bring water and lunch and be prepared for moderately strenuous inclines, occasionally muddy trails and lots of fun!

Presented by: Monadnock Conservancy, Antioch University New England, and Horatio Colony Nature Preserve.
Location: Meet at the Horatio Colony Nature Preserve parking area on Daniels Hill Road in Keene, N.H. (From the intersection of Route 9 and Daniels Hill Road in Keene, drive about 800 feet up Daniels Hill Road and the drive to the parking area will be on your left. If you get to Whitcombs Mill Road, you’ve gone too far.)
Contact: Email Rick Brackett or call 603-357-0600, ext.105.

Fall hike along Rand Brook

Sunday, September 30, 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 and over bridges. After the hike, enjoy apple crisp with whipped cream and cider to celebrate the beautiful fall season. Families welcome! Rain or shine.

Presented by: Monadnock Conservancy.
Location: Meet at the home of Monica and Michael Lehner, 259 East Road, Greenfield, N.H.
Contact: Email Katrina Farmer or call 603-357-0600, ext. 111.