Hike the Newly Blazed Trail Network at Up on the Hill
Richardson Road, Charlestown, NH
3 mi, moderate with some strenuous up/down hills
Join UVLT Program Director Alison Marchione for a hike through a portion of the newly blazed trail system at our Up on the Hill Conservation Area. We will meet at the end of Richardson Road near the barn and follow the trail through one of the farm fields and up through the woods on woods roads to a field on the east side of the property that is managed as early successional habitat. Join us to learn about one of our newest Conservation Areas, it’s new trail system, and our plans for the future!
Wild About Lebanon: Family Picnic at Jackson Conservation Area
11 am – 1pm
Reservoir Road, Lebanon
Join UVLT staff and volunteers for this fun family event! Meet us at 11am at the Jackson Conservation Area off of Reservoir Road – BYO picnic and picnic blanket and enjoy the end of summer with us! We will provide activities for children including a nature walk and meadow scavenger hunt. Free popsicles!
Chestnut Hunt Launch
Public Works Department Conference Room
74 Lockehaven Road
UVLT is launching a Chestnut Hunt and challenging YOU to participate! Join us on August 28th at 5:30 at the Enfield Community Building to learn why chestnut trees are important to our local ecology, what happened to them, and if there are any left in this part of New Hampshire. We will then challenge you to go out to our Smith Pond Shaker Forest Conservation Area and find them! The Challenge is open for 6 weeks and the individual who finds and documents the highest number of unique chestnut trees will win a prize!
We intend to use the iNaturalist app to track tree findings. If you don’t already have this app you can check it out on-line or download onto your phone!
Special Offer: Smith Pond Paddle
Smith Pond Shaker Forest, from Smith Pond Road
Join us for the special paddling trip at Smith Pond. Come out to this beautiful pond and learn from a loon biologist about loon ecology and behavior, then enjoy a paddle on the pond, being sensitive to the loons and taking in the beautiful, serene pond in the evening time.
TICKETS REQUIRED for this event. They are $20 per person and must be purchased ahead of time by calling 603-643-6626 and reserving over the phone or by dropping by the office and purchasing a ticket in person. Limit of 13 boats (26 people).
We are still figuring out logistics for boats. We may have up to 7 canoes available. If you have your own boat please indicate that when you purchase the ticket.