Trips & Events

SPRING TRIPS & PROGRAMS

American cranberry bush flowers at the new King Bird Sanctuary
American cranberry bush flowers at the King Bird Sanctuary

 

FEATHERED FRIDAYS AT MINK BROOK – May 25, 7:00-10:00 AM.  The Hanover
Conservancy is pleased to join the Mascoma Audubon Chapter in sponsoring these weekly birding excursions. May 25th is the last of the spring series.
Meet in the parking area, west side of Rt.10, 0.5 mile south of Hanover.

FAMILY STORYWALK AT BALCH HILL – June 2, 2-4 PMJoin the Conservancy and Howe Library for this fun new family-friendly program to celebrate National Trails Day! StoryWalk® was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and was developed with the help of Rachel Senechal, Kellogg-Hubbard Library. We’ll start at the bottom of the Grasse Road trail and follow it to our newest trail, named for Rob and Jan Chapman. Together we’ll follow along as we read Bird Builds a Nest by Martin Jenkins. Suitable for all ages and abilities. Walk includes a short, steep section at the bottom of Grasse Road trail, and is otherwise fairly level; total distance is less than a mile. Meet: Dirt lot at junction of E. Wheelock/Grasse/Trescott Roads, Hanover. Leader: Courtney Dragiff

BE IN THE MOMENT: MINDFULNESS POP-UP AT TUNIS BROOK – Late June weekend, 10:30-noon – Take advantage of spring’s best weather with an easy walk and guided mindfulness meditation. Perfect intro for beginners; relaxing and rejuvenating for all. Date TBA on Facebook, HC website and e-news.  We’re waiting for black flies to abate! Meet: Tunis Brook Mill Lot trailhead, Goose Pond Rd. Please, no dogs. Leaders: Lee Steppacher & Courtney Dragiff.

5TH ANNUAL HANOVER TRAILS CHALLENGE! – Mid-June through September 28th – This do-at-your-own-pace hiking challenge introduces you to easy-moderate, fairly short trails around Hanover that are suitable for all ages. Register through Hanover Parks & Rec at hanoverrec.com starting in early June! More info here.

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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!