Trips & Events

2020 WINTER TRIPS & PROGRAMS

Never miss a trip: current Conservancy members receive a printed trip card in the mail each season.

All trips and programs are free and open to all (unless noted). Please leave pets at home; service dogs welcome.

POWDER POP-UP SNOWSHOE TOURS

Explore a special spot with us—at its best in fresh powder! Date, location, level and meeting place will be announced via e-news, website, and Facebook.

POP-UP XC SKIING AT THE TRESCOTT LANDS

Freshly snow-covered early roads offer excellent cross-country skiing in the  vast lands that supply Hanover’s drinking water.  We’ll check for signs of wildlife and learn about  new trails. Date: A post-snowstorm Sunday, 10am-noon,       announced via e-news, website, and Facebook. Meet: Dogford Road trailhead. Leader: Trescott Recreation Committee Chair Tom Jack. Level: Moderate.

WINTER HIKE AT BALCH HILL

Saturday, Feb. 29, 9-11am All ages will enjoy this easy hike to the summit of Balch Hill, a Hanover gem that was protected 50 years ago!  We’ll look for  animal tracks and enjoy the summit views while sipping hot cocoa.  A great outing for the Passport to Winter Fun.  Depending on snow depth, bring snowshoes. Meet: Grasse Road trailhead. Leader: Gail McPeek. Level: Easy.

COMMUNITY WORKPARTY: APPLE TREE PRUNING

Sunday, Mar. 8, 3-5pmCelebrate the time change with us as we reclaim apple trees on the open summit of Balch Hill. Fingers crossed for a sun-drenched afternoon! Meet: Summit of Balch Hill. Bring clippers or loppers if available. Leader:Courtney Dragiff. Level: Easy. Great for all ages – youthful tree climbers needed!

 

 

 

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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 with young children.
  • Pets – We love our dogs too, but please leave them at home unless they are a service animal.
  • Past Trips: See where we went and what we did here!