Distant Hill Gardens & Nature Trail with the Cheshire Walkers
Wednesday, June 20, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Ryan Owens, Conservancy executive director, and Michael Nerrie, designer and owner of Distant Hill Gardens, will lead you on an easy, approximately 2-mile tour. The walk will begin with an exploration of the new Distant Hill Nature Trail, a mile-long wheelchair-accessible trail just east of the gardens. The trail winds through a hemlock-beech forest with several unique wetlands, including five vernal pools and a forest seep. There is also a short boardwalk over an uncommon quaking cranberry bog. After walking the natural trail you can tour the beautiful gardens, the milkweed meadow, some of the many woodland paths, and the new Distant Hill Geology trail if we have time. You are welcome to bring your lunch and picnic in the gardens after the walk.
Presented by: Monadnock Conservancy, Distant Hill Gardens, and Cheshire Walkers, a program of Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock.
Location: Distant Hill Gardens, 507 March Hill Road, Walpole, N.H.
Contact: Email Ryan Owens or call 603-357-0600, ext. 103.
Fireworks Community Night
Wednesday, June 20, from 4 to 9 p.m.
Fireworks Restaurant in Keene has chosen the Monadnock Conservancy to be the recipient of their Community Night: 10 percent of all sales that evening will be generously donated to the Conservancy. Come hungry, eat well, and with each bite you can support open spaces!
WMT Hike #4: California Brook Natural Area
Saturday, June 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
This hike from Chesterfield, N.H., to Swanzey, N.H., takes you on conservation lands with rolling terrain, through recent timber harvests, and along wetlands as part of the celebration of the Wantastiquet-Monadnock Trail. The 5.5-mile route showcases a great diversity of landscape and land management techniques in the Monadnock region. Return transportation will be provided. Please register in advance by contacting hike co-leader Rick Brackett.
Presented by: Wantastiquet-Monadnock Trail Coalition and Monadnock Conservancy.
Location: Meet at the Beals Road Trailhead at the end of Stones Mill Road, Chesterfield, N.H.
Contact: Email Rick Brackett or call 603-357-0600, ext. 105.
Pizza Night at Orchard Hill Breadworks
Tuesday, July 31, from 5 to 8 p.m.
Pizza night with a purpose: on this night, 100 percent of the profits after costs will go directly to the Conservancy. It’s a fun summer evening in a lovely setting, with live music and homemade pizzas baked in an outdoor, wood-fired oven. Bring friends and family, beverages and your pizza toppings of choice (crusts provided). This is a hands-on, guest-led affair; click here to learn more. Minimum donation: $9 per pizza.
Presented by: Orchard Hill Breadworks and Monadnock Conservancy.
Location: Orchard Hill Breadworks, 121 Old Settlers Road, East Alstead, N.H.
Contact: Email Lindsay Taflas or call 603-357-0600, ext. 113.
Save the Date! 29th Annual Celebration
Saturday, September 15
Our annual event is a wonderful chance for you to connect with friends and celebrate what your support has accomplished in the past year. Recent projects are highlighted and there's a preview to the coming year, plus annual awards and refreshments. Optional field trips to conserved lands follow the program. More details to be announced as we get closer to the date.