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Women's Winter Overnight

Beaver Brook Moose Miler 5K Trail Run

The Beaver Brook 5K Race* is running the old fashioned way including a great off road course,  great comraderie,  funky T-Shirts and useful awards (pint glasses). Colorful Beaver Brook 5K T-Shirts guaranteed to the first 125 runners!
Awards for  top 3 Males and Females overall and top 2 Male & Female in 7 Age Groups.
Free  raffle for all participants includes : Hamteens, 3CRP Hats, RoadID Kits, & more!
Goodie Bags to all runners!
Registration through Dec 7 – $20 per person.  Signup online:
Registration on Dec 8th – $25 per person

Living with Black Bears

November 24, 2013   2-4 pm Lawrence Barn, 28 Depot Road Hollis NH. Free.

Meet Ben Kilham, Black Bear Behaviorist when he comes to Hollis to share his knowledge and experiences.  Ben Kilham is a renowned Wildlife Biologist and Rehabilitator who specializes in black bears. Ben usually takes in 3 to 5 orphaned black bear cubs each winter and cares for them in his 8-acre enclosure. This year he has taken in more than 20!  Kilham and his work have been featured in five internationally televised documentaries and he has appeared on The Today Show, Good Morning America, ABC Nightly News, The O’Reilly Factor, Fox News Daytime Edition and The David Letterman Show.  Ben’s popular presentation, based on more than twenty years’ firsthand experience, will be followed by a Q&A session.

Refreshments including hot beverages and home-made baclava ice cream (! ) will be available for a donation.

Toadstool Bookshop will have Ben’s brand new book available for sale and for autographing.



Learn to make all Natural Moisturizers

Wed March 26  6:30-8 pm.

Is your skin dry from the excessive cold temperatures this winter?  In this class you will learn how to make skin moisturizers from natural, wholesome ingredients. Learning these skills will also save you money.   It’s simpler than you think.  Take home a sample.  Different topic each 4th Wednesday of the Month
Instructor:  Rivka Schwartz.
$15/$13 Members  includes materials. Meet at 117 Ridge Road Hollis NH

April:               Spring tonics to detox after winter and set you up for active spring and summer
May:                Wild Edibles:  Eat your WeedsNext:

Rhubarb Cookbook

Order our Rhubarb Cookbook for $5 and we will mail it to you.  We collected wholesome recipes for Rhubarb slaw, lemonade, with sausage, in bread, with oatmeal….rhubarb is not just for pie!  And it is high in calcium, fiber and Vitamin C.



Type ” rhubarb cookbook ” in the designation line.


Off the Couch and Into Nature!

June 8, 2013

9-Noon. Free!

Keyes Memorial Park Elm Street Milford NH

NH Children in Nature Network.

Please join us for a morning of simple, hands on activities inspired by nature. Children and families will have opportunities to engage with fields, streams and forests through fun nature based exploration and experimentation. Pediatrician Dr. Andrew Jones will be on hand to speak with parents. Come prepared to be outdoors with water, snack, sunscreen & bug spray. Children must be accompanied by an adult to participate!
Pre-Register now at


Staying Found Workshop with Appalachian Mountain Club

March 31, 2012 10:00 am-noon
Beaver Brook Brown Lane Hollis NH

This course is full but you can call to be put on a waitlist.

This workshop is a two hour educational program on how to avoid becoming lost and what to do if they are lost. It includes a presentation by K-9 Search & Rescue.
The presentations are appropriate for ages approximately 4-12, but all are invited and will enjoy the program.See a Search Dog Demonstration!

$5 donations welcome to buy food for the dogs.
Learn Basic Survival Skills!Children need to know how to be safe in the woods and parents need to be sure that every outing is appropriate for the child’s ability and interest level, while respecting the abilities and limitations of each person. The main focus for children is to teach them how to stay safe in a situation where they are separated from the group or find themselves lost off the trail. When that happens, there are several things that children can be taught to keep them out of danger and improve their chances of reuniting with their party. Bring your kids and learn the basics of staying found in this free workshop! This program is designed for 4-12 yr olds but all are welcome.  Bring a picnic lunch if you like and stay for a short hike in the afternoon.
To sign up for for more information please contact:  Wanda Rice  603-432-7840
For more information about trail safety visit and

Beaver Brook 5K Trail Race

Maple Hill Farm  117 Ridge Road Hollis NH

It’s on!  But it’s  a Trail Race!  Shorts & running shoes!


February 26, 2012 @ 10:00 AM

The Beaver Brook 5K  Races* have been featured in several running and outdoor magazines.  Join in the fun.  These races are casual, for all speeds of people but include beautiful trails, good competition, unique T-Shirts and useful awards. We have plain, not flavored water at the finish line— no squeezable yogurt — plus jokes by the race director before and after the race!

Pre-Entry Fee Per Race: $16.00 — Post Entry Fee: $20.00

Registration available online or via mail. Register On Line at   Colorful Beaver Brook 5K T-Shirts guaranteed to the first 125 runners! Prizes for top 3 Male and Female Overall and top 2 Male & Female in 7 Age Groups. Raffle for all runners includes: Hamteens, 3CRP Hats, RoadID Kits, FuelBelts, & more!!! Goodie Bags to all runners! Course Map:

* Race course is just short of 5K but will feel like it!


Volunteers are the Secret at Beaver Brook

Volunteers are the secret to why our trails and center are so excellent.  [Voted Best Trails in region by Hippo 2012]

You too can volunteer in many capacities at Beaver Brook:  Become a Keeper of a Trailhead kiosk, or the compost court; help in the Gardens, on the trails, or in the office. Call 603-465-7787  to learn more.