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Hidden Treasures

Beaver Brook: Hollis’ Hidden Treasure, a Freedom’s Way Event.
Freedom’s Way National Heritage Area has invited the 45 towns and cities within its bounds to participate in “Hidden Treasures 2017,” an exciting month-long regional celebration. During the Month of May, communities across the 994-square-mile Freedom’s Way area, home to over 750,000 people, will offer free, public programs featuring a “hidden treasure” in their town.

Building on the success of the preceding two years, Hidden Treasures 2017 has over 100 programs or events, promising something for everyone. All programs are free with activities centered on an individual object, document, public monument, building or landscape, highlighting exciting and unexpected stories about their past.

The many fun and creative activities will enable residents and visitors of the region to explore the nature, culture and history of Freedom’s Way’s 45 communities. Participating communities and organizations have selected a single “hidden treasure” that tells an exciting or unexpected story from its history and will share its story with the public. “Treasures” featured will be objects held in local collections, public monuments, buildings, and landscapes.

At Beaver Brook you can:

Hike and Learn on the Natural History and Forestry Trail

A self-guiding tour allows hikers to learn about the history and ecology of the area. Signs along the forested trail correspond to a free booklet available at the trail head.

Date: Every day

Time: Dawn to dusk

Location: Brown Lane Barn – Beaver Brook, 52 Brown Lane Barn, Hollis, NH

Directions & Parking: Please note that this event begins at Brown Lane Barn, not Maple Hill Farm. A private residence is also located at this location. Please do not disturb tenants. Park in parking lot area near picnic tables and kiosk.

Family-Friendly

Pet-Friendly

Family/Kids Birding Hike

Come enjoy a beautiful morning hike, listening and getting to know local birds. This is a kid-friendly birding hike with Clayton Hobart, Audubon Certified Birder.

Date: Sunday, May 7, 2017

Time: 10:30 AM-12:30 PM

Location: Wildlife Pond Trail, Proctor Hill Road (Rte. 130), Hollis, NH

Directions & Parking: From I-93 N take exit 32A-32-B onto US-3 N towards Lowell. Keep left at fork. Continue into NH. Take exit 6 for State Rte 130 towards Broad St/Hollis, turning left (west). Continue approximately 8 miles into Hollis and to the trailhead. Wildlife Pond Trail will be on your right a short way up the street from Diamond Casting & Machine Co. Parking for about 8 cars is available at the trailhead.

Space is limited to 15 participants!

Family-Friendly

Reservations Required

Please contact Mildred Mugica at millie.mugica@gmail.com (preferred) or call 603-891-5726 before 9:00am.

Freedom’s Way has collaborated with each participating community, offering targeted support and providing a framework for program development and a website for promotion of the event. We appreciate the efforts of all who have worked to make Hidden Treasures 2017 a success.

Freedom’s Way connects the people, places and communities of the Heritage Area through preservation, conservation and educational initiatives to protect and promote our shared resources and to encourage residents and visitors to explore our landscape, history and culture. The Freedom’s Way Heritage Association works in partnership with the National Park Service to support the Freedom’s Way National Heritage Area in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. More at, freedomsway.org

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