Free Wildflower Walks every Wed 9-11 am. Call for start location 603-465-7787.
Free 1st Sunday of the Month Guided Hikes. June 2 2-4 pm. Meet at the Whaleback Trailhead near 150 Rocky Pond Road for a hike to see the blooming laurel! Wear sturdy footwear and bring water bottle and insect repellent.
Limited spots. Call to reserve!
Enjoy a refreshing evening out in the calming fields and forests with someone special. You will take a night snowshoe hike following the lights along the main trail at Beaver Brook. We’ll investigate the magic of nature at night. Dress in layers and wear sturdy warm hiking boots. Brings hiking poles, or your own crampons or snowshoes if you prefer yours. We also will have crampons and snowshoes for you to use. Hike for 1.5 hours and return to the Beaver Brook Yurt to enjoy warm refreshments, chocolates and homemade sweets. $25/couple/ $22 Friends of BBA Call to register 603-465-7787.
Come to Beaver Brook in Hollis to enjoy some outdoor fun. Rent snowshoes at the office for $10 /day ($8 Friends of BBA), grab a map and get outside for some fresh air. We have snowshoes for students and adults. The winter woods are more active with life than you think!
Call BBA if you have questions 603-465-7787
It’s cold outside, so all the more reason to keep your exercise routine strictly indoors, right? Not so fast. There are plenty of health-promoting reasons to get your exercise groove on in the great outdoors this time of year. With the right warm gear, you can still enjoy many of your favorite warm-weather ways to keep fit, or go with the snow flow by enjoying winter sports like cross-country skiing that get your heart pumping. From gym-germ avoidance to lining your wallet with more green, here are the top reasons to take it outside.
1. Sunlight will lift your spirits–take a walk at noon.
2. Avoid those germs at the gym.
3. Give your head and lungs a break from the indoor air.
4. Connect with nature
5. Conserve gas and money by finding free beautiful places to explore near home
6. Avoid or reduce severity of colds by getting regular outdoor exercise in winter
Sundays April 7 May 5 June 2 2013 2-4 pm
In an effort to encourage people to get outside, Beaver Brook offers Free Guided hikes on the First Sunday of the Month. Check our calendar for locations. Free.
January 20, 2013 10- 12:00 noon
Guided by trackers Gerry & Gail Coffey, we will look for track and signs of coyote, mink, fisher, otter, porcupine, moose, deer and bear. Learn how these animals adapt and survive in winter. Tracking is a great way to learn about the diversity of wildlife in the area and gain greater insights about their behavior.
Wear warm clothing in layers, warm socks and boots. Snowshoes, crampons and hiking poles may be useful for this off-trail hiking. Bring water and an energy snack. Meet at Rocky Pond Road parking area 1.7 miles north of the intersection with Route 130 in Hollis NH. $10.
Call 603-465-7787 to register.
Photograph of mink compliments of Paul MacFawn.
Consider a donation to Beaver Brook Nature Center. Your donation will go toward:
- Preserving the rural character of the region with 2100 acres of open space, historical buildings, gardens and trails.
- Migratory bird seed plots
- Bird feeding station
- American Chestnut Nursery
- Free weekend guided hikes
- Butterfly habitat trail
Mail-in-gift membership-form or make on online donation in their name right here. You can send an e-card right away or we can snail mail a card.
Become a Friend of Beaver Brook today!
A gift card will be mailed to the recipients specified. If you choose to make them a Friend of Beaver Brook, a member packet with color maps and trail guides, a decal, and member card good at 153 nature centers nationwide, will be mailed to them.
Baby porcupine at Beaver Brook
Three miles of trails have been cut and are newly blazed for enjoyment by the public. The trails can be accessed via Rocky Pond Road or Deacon Lane, Hollis or from the Beaver Brook Wildlife Pond on Route 130. There are scenic overlooks, small waterfalls, historic site of rattlesnake dens, plus beaver ponds, bobcat & porcupine dens.
New Beaver Brook maps reflecting the acquisition of this property and the additional trails will be out in 2013.
Visit the new Sassafras Trail at Maple Hill Farm. This trail is designed for preschoolers to experience really “being in the woods” without having to walk miles. The Sassafras Trail features sassafras trees, dogwood, sarsaparilla, wild grapes, wild raspberries and more. There are pumpkins to guide you along the way. We have seen deer, fisher, grouse and fox tracks nearby. See what you can find!
Trail created by Eagle Scout candidate Zachariah Fahsi,
Take time to explore with your young children this winter.
Each class includes a story to stir up curiosity, a cool winter craft and an adventure outside in one of the special places at Beaver Brook. This six week program is offered on Mondays and Tuesday (you choose a session) beginning the week of January 9, 2012. Programs take place snow or shine. Call 603-465-7787 to register. Dress for the weather. Fee: $52 for 6 weeks or $46/Friends of BBA. Discount for participating siblings.
Winter Themes include: Warm up with Hibernation, Who’s Making Tracks in the Snow, Food for Forest Friends, The Groundhog and his Shadow; Cool Things about Ice & Snow; and We Love Nature!