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CHaD HERO Hike this Sunday

Hikers and hunters, please note that the woods will be busier than normal this Sunday, October 14th.

Hike sign

Both the 5- and 7-mile hiking routes for the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth (CHaD) HERO event wind their way through the Mink Brook Nature Preserve. Volunteers will be directing HERO hikers at major junctions from approximately 10-2.


Coming soon…

photo by Francesco Ticozzi

“Unspooky Forest” night hike at Ray School: Friday, Oct. 19


Mink Brook stonesIn the Moment” guided mindfulness meditation at Mink Brook: Saturday, Oct. 27


whaleWhales & Tales” event with Ocean Alliance CEO Iain Kerr: Thursday, Nov. 8



FY2018 Annual Report Coming Soon!


The numbers are in, and our footprint continues to grow. Look for our most recent annual report in your mailbox in October.

Take a rewarding look back at a very successful year: view the FY2017 annual report HERE.

Adopted in 2015, VISION 2020  is our current 5-year strategic plan.

 About the Hanover Conservancy

We are the oldest local land trust in New Hampshire, founded in 1961. Our mission is twofold: 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. Alongside our dedicated volunteers, we provide outdoor education for all ages, lead stewardship projects at our natural areas, conserve key Hanover landscapes and advocate for conservation-oriented public policy.


We invite you to join one of our many free trips and indoor events held throughout the year; come learn more about us and the outstanding natural and human communities we serve!

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