Trips & Events

2019 SPRING 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. Please leave pets at home; service dogs welcome.

SPRING BIRD TRIPS – more details at MascomaBirds.org

King Bird Sanctuary/Hayes Park ~ Sat., May 18, 7–9am

Meet: Etna Library

Feathered Fridays with Mascoma Audubon Chapter at Mink Brook ~ May 10, 17, & 24, 7-10am

Meet: Meet in the parking area adjacent to the electrical substation on NH Route 10 about ¼ mile south of the Hanover business district.

No experience necessary- all levels welcome! Bring binoculars or a spotting scope if available.

WILDFLOWERS OF THE BRITTON FOREST

Sunday, June 2, 11am-1pm

Meet: Top of Ibey Road off Three Mile Road.

Leader: Botanist Alice Schori.

Help us hunt for wildflowers on the newly-protected Britton Forest! We’re hoping for flowers in bloom as spring marches up the mountain. Bring a picnic lunch- we’ll stop to enjoy our snacks during the hike. Note that this property shares a small dirt parking area with the Mayor-Niles Forest at the top of Ibey Road, off Three Mile Road.

CELEBRATION & COOKOUT FOR MINK BROOK’S 20TH

Saturday, June 15, 3-6pm

Meet: Tenney Park pavilion, Brook Road.
20 years ago, the Mink Brook Nature Preserve could have become a 32-lot subdivision. Join us to celebrate its protection with a cookout and guided tours! Burgers and hot dogs generously provided by the Hanover Lions Club. Tours will leave approximately every 45 minutes between at 3 and 5 p.m. Bring the whole family for a fun afternoon!

6th ANNUAL HANOVER TRAILS CHALLENGE

Registration opens Memorial Day; trails open June 15
Summer-long family treasure hunt on 8 new trails to help you discover the
wilder side of Hanover. Challenge concludes with FallFest at Storrs Pond.
Co-sponsor Hanover Parks & Recreation Dept. & generous local businesses.

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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!