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Hanover Trails Challenge – You’re ON!

Time to sign up for the Third Annual Hanover Trails Challenge! Once again, the Hanover Conservancy and Hanover Parks and Recreation Department have partnered to create an outdoor hike challenge for people of all ages.  Register by visiting the Hanover Parks and Recreation Department website.  Get a t-shirt and guide booklet with trail maps, a special destination to discover, and features about each property.  Complete 5 of 8 hikes to be eligible for raffle prizes donated by local businesses.  



LymeRdSignNew Home!

We have moved to a great new location at 71 Lyme Road after a fire forced us from our decade-long home at 16 Buck Road. We’re near trails to Storrs Pond, Rinker-Steele Natural Area, and Balch Hill and walking distance to the Richmond School and Kendal. We’re pleased to present an exhibition of stunning wildlife and nature photographs by Jim Block – come see them on Monday afternoons in May from 1-4pm.

Trescott Water Supply Lands – Trails OpenTrescott Logo

The vast lands that provide Hanover’s drinking water supply are now open for some forms of recreation, thanks to a new partnership between the Hanover Conservancy, Town of Hanover, and Dartmouth College. Learn how you can visit and enjoy these 1200 acres close to downtown. Trescott Trail Guide

NEW – Hanover Hike of the Month

PROTECTED- Moose Mountain Trailhead & Habitat

bobcatThe Hanover Conservancy is delighted to announce that public access to the marvelous trails on Moose Mountain’s south ridge is now permanently protected.  Conservation easements on the Mill Pond Forest and Huggins Trail Access MillPondForest-locationare the very generous gifts of Kay and Peter Shumway and Elisha and Anne Huggins. MORE

FY2015 Annual Report

HCAnnualReportcoverIt’s been a banner year for the Hanover Conservancy – we recorded more members, more protected acres, stronger support from local businesses, more trip participants, and more improvements to our preserves than ever before in our over half-century history.  Thanks to all our volunteers and members, old and new! Your continued support is essential to our success and momentum. If you didn’t find our new FY15 annual report in your mailbox, view it HERE.

About the Hanover Conservancy

We are the oldest local land trust in New Hampshire. Our mission is to protect land and water in our community and to nurture an appreciation for Hanover’s natural environment among those who live and work here. A private, non-profit membership organization, the Conservancy is not affiliated with town government, but often works closely with our civic partners. The Conservancy leads active programs in land conservation, outdoor education, stewardship of our natural areas, and advocacy for conservation-oriented public policy. We invite you to explore this site to learn more about us and the outstanding natural and human communities we serve.

VISION 2020  is our new strategic plan for the next five years. We hope to hear from you about it – please get in touch!