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Snowshoe at Slade Brook, Sun. 3/18 10-noon

Join leader Hugh Mellert for another wonderful tour of the Upper Slade Brook & Huntington Hill trails. NOTE: These will be different than the trails taken last week! Continue exploring this beautiful area and learn more about its history.

Meet at 11 Old Lyme Road, off Route 10.


This is just north of River Road, NOT 11 Lyme Road, which is across from the golf course.

Temporary Closure – Mason Trail on the Trescott Lands

Trescott Map - Sept 2017The new Mason Trail linking Paine Road and Wolfeboro Road is closed due to logging activity until further notice.  Trails on the rest of the water supply lands remain open.



FY2017 Annual Report

A rewaFY2017AnnualReportcoverrding look back at a very successful year. View our most recent annual report HERE.



CONSERVED – Shumway Forest on Moose Mountain


We are delighted to announce the largest conservation project in the Hanover Conservancy’s history – permanent protection of the 313-acre Shumway Forest. High elevation wildlife habitat, trails, waterfalls, and MORE  (including trail map)

ShumwaysKay and Peter Shumway signed a permanent conservation easement on their Moose Mountain Forest at our office on June 30, 2017.  Kay observed, “we have always felt that we don’t really own the land – we are tenants, taking care of it for the next generation.” The rest of us are all fortunate to have such a fine example of land stewardship in our town.

About the Hanover Conservancy

We are the oldest local land trust in New Hampshire, founded in 1961. Our mission is to protect land and water in our community and to nurture an appreciation for Hanover’s natural environment. A private, non-profit membership organization, we are not affiliated with town government, but work closely with our civic partners. We lead programs in land conservation, outdoor education, stewardship of our natural areas, and advocacy for conservation-oriented public policy. VISION 2020  is our new strategic plan for the next five years.   Learn more about us and the outstanding natural and human communities we serve!

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