Trips & Events

SUMMER TRIPS & PROGRAMS

4th ANNUAL HANOVER TRAILS CHALLENGE – July 5- September 29 

This do-at-your-own pace hiking challenge is a new favorite for families and hikers of all ages! Register through Hanover Parks & Rec here for $5/adult, $3/child and receive a T-shirt and a booklet of short, local trails. Complete 5 of the 8 hikes by FallFest at Storrs Pond (Sept 29) and you’ll be eligible for great raffle prizes. The HTC will introduce you to some of your new favorite trails- sign up today and start exploring Hanover!

STARGAZING AT HAYES FARM PARK – Wednesday, July 19, 9-10:30 p.m. – Join Dartmouth astronomers Erek Alper and Christine Black for this mesmerizing event in the fields of Hayes Farm Park. We’ll see major stars and get an close look at Saturn before the moon rises and steals the show. Co-sponsored by the Etna Library. Suitable for all ages and abilities. Meet inside the Etna Library before moving outside to the meadow.

Pollinator Surveys on Balch Hill (meet on the summit):

Part 2 of 3 – Wednesday, July 19, 2-4

Part 3 of 3 – Wednesday, August 16, 2-4

Join the Hanover Conservancy and Sara Zahendra from the Vermont Center for Ecostudies to learn more about our local pollinator populations! Volunteers will help gently catch bees and other pollinators, learn to identify them, then release them back into the meadow. Meet at the summit of Balch Hill; dress for walking through tall grass, and do a tick check at home! The rain date for each event is the following day at the original time. 

 

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“There are two things that interest me; the relation of people to each other,

and the relation of people to the land.”   -Aldo Leopold

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Conservancy trips, led by our staff and experienced volunteers, explore the wilder side of Hanover with snowshoeing, birding, family hikes, habitat demonstrations, wildflower walks, and history tours.  Members receive a seasonal colorful trip card before public announcement. Thanks to member and corporate support, outdoor trips are free and most are open to all.

  • No registration required unless noted.
  • Dress for the weather in layers, with sturdy foot gear (we go out rain or shine).  Many trips are designed for families.
  • Pets – We love our dogs too, but please leave them at home.
  • Past Trips: See where we went and what we did here!