In 1999, Bob led the Council’s effort to protect the 112-acre Mink Brook Nature Preserve, then slated to become a 32-lot subdivision. In 2019, the 20th anniversary of that daunting and ultimately successful project, the Conservancy dedicated the Norman Overlook to Bob and his vision for our community.
Looking for something to do on this beautiful long weekend? Check out one of our Hikes of the Month, which include detailed directions and history on each location.
When you’re out there, take a moment to appreciate the incredible array of natural resources in the Upper Valley! These pristine streams and rich soils were cared for by indigenous peoples, enabled farming and forestry to thrive, and now support recreation, tourism and much, much more.
Send us your foliage photos from around the UV and help inspire others to get outdoors & explore!
Come explore a far corner of Hanover as we go tracking wildlife with naturalist Alcott Smith. Going into the woods with Alcott is always high adventure! Saturday from 9am to noon. Snowshoes available. Please, no pets. DETAILS
This week’s unusually warm temperatures mean muddy trails. It’s best to stay off the trails until they dry out and harden up. An exception is the Quinn Trail at Mink Brook Nature Preserve.
Time to bring in your bird feeders! State biologists expect the bears weren’t fooled by this mild winter any more than we were, and ask that you bring in your bird feeders now, and don’t wait until April 1.
Rain in January is never a great thing for trails. Please watch your step and hope for some proper snow. We’ve provided shovels at our crossings at Mink Brook, but they can’t help with ice. Happy New Year to all.