Sun., Sept. 26, 3-5pm — Join the Trust for Public Land, Town of Hanover, and Hanover Conservancy to salute the long-awaited permanent conservation of these beautiful 250 acres on Greensboro Road with those who made it happen. Park at the newly constructed parking area on the north side of Greensboro Road between #108 and #110. Watch this space for updates.
A big-hearted thanks to all those who tried the Hanover Conservancy “Love of Nature Trail Adventure” this winter. You demonstrated how much you Love Nature!
More than 225 folks downloaded a handout or picked one up from the trailhead kiosks, and the 60 tree cookies, decorated by children in the Kids-After-School-Time program, lasted a full month despite some very blustery conditions. If you completed the hikes and deciphered the messages but did not yet request a sticker, email email@example.com.
Answers to the coded messages from each trail:
Mink Brook Nature Preserve: Go green and drink clean
Balch Hill Natural Area: Breathe in & thank a tree
Hayes Farm Park and King Bird Sanctuary: Adopt the pace of nature [:her secret is patience. – Ralph Waldo Emerson]
Stay tuned for more fun adventures and challenges this spring and summer!
We had a fantastic group for our first guided hike at the Britton Forest’s new trail, the Black Bear Loop. Thanks to all who joined!
Join leader Gail McPeek this Saturday, February 6th, from 1-3 for a pop-up snowshoe hike on Huntington Hill, limited to 9 participants. Registration is required, please sign up here! Registrants will receive an email with the meeting location.
Snowshoes available to borrow. Masks required- please BYO. The route has no steep slopes, but with this fresh, deep snow, the hike will likely be moderately strenuous.
Join the Town of Hanover and the Hanover Conservancy this fall for a limited series of guided hikes at the future Mink Brook Community Forest on Greensboro Road. Hikes will be offered every Tuesday between September 15th and October 13th, with rain dates on Thursdays. Strenuous, off-trail hikes will alternate to the north and south parcels each week at 9 a.m., with a gentle meadow walk every week at noon.
Note: No public access is permitted outside of the scheduled guided walks.
Pre-registration required; group size limited to 10 people (leader plus 9).
We’re disappointed to postpone our trips until we can safely get together again. Look for a new self-guided Hike of the Month in our May e-news.
If you’re headed out, please remember:
- Enjoy your companions from a distance
- Leash your dog – uncontrolled dog meetups can make things unsafe for their owners too
- If a trailhead parking is full when you arrive, have a Plan B for a trail less traveled
- Leave higher elevation and muddy trails until they’ve dried out
- The Appalachian Trail is closed for now