Beaver Brook Association is a mission-driven, privately held, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the interrelationships in the natural world and encouraging the conservation of natural resources through education and land stewardship.

Thanks to the generous support of our community through memberships and donations, we are able to provide free public access to our grounds.

 

Announcements

The Annual Beaver Brook Fall Festival & Art Show is this weekend, Sept 24th & 25th from 11:00 – 5:00!

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Celebrate the season with us! There will be wonderful shows for kids and adults alike: the adult and children’s art show, live animal educational shows, music, a magician, and a children’s circus troop! There will be plenty to see and do with delicious food, a hot dog roast, an apple cider press, a raffle & silent auction, guided hikes, local exhibitors, the Carriage Shack petting farm, exciting new features at the nature play area, the Maple Hill Gardener’s bake sale, children’s nature crafts and more.

Thank you to our Fall Festival volunteers!

Saturday, Sept 24th

11:00 Amy Conley: Children’s songs & puppet show

12:00 The Kukuleles: Lively group of ukulele players and singers

12:00 Guided Hike with BBA Educator: 30-45 min hike exploring interesting features of the forest

1:00 Wingmasters: Educational show with live birds of prey!

2:00 Upbeat NH Orchestra: Young musicians put on a delightful performance

2:00 Guided Hike with BBA Educator: 30-45 min hike exploring interesting features of the forest

3:00 Wingmasters: Educational show with live birds of prey!

4:00 Flying Gravity Circus: Children’s circus troop performs their amazing acrobatic skill

Sunday, Sept 25th

11:00  Wildlife Encounters: An educational live animal show meeting globally & biologically diverse animals

12:00  Magician Dana Holleran “Houdana”: *New* magic show fun for all ages

1:00  Eyes on Owls: A live animal educational show that will introduce you to some very special owls

1:00 Guided Hike with BBA Educator: 30-45 min hike exploring interesting features of the forest

2:00  Amy Conley: Children’s songs & puppet show

3:00  Eyes on Owls: A live animal educational show that will introduce you to some very special owls

3:00 Guided Hike with BBA Educator: 30-45 min hike exploring interesting features of the forest

4:00  Coyote Bleux: A fun musical performance for all ages

Ongoing Events At The Festival:

  • Adult & Children’s art show
  • Raffle & silent auction
  • Local exhibitors: A&E Coffee, Nichols Tenney Farm, Kimball’s Fruit Farm, Friends of the Hollis Social Library, Gracie’s Table, Cluck and Baa Farm, The Colony, Merrimack Valley Beekeeping, Nashaway Chapter of NH Audubon, Orchard Knitting and Health and Hearth
  • Maple Hill Gardeners bake sale
  • Carriage Shack petting farm
  • Children’s nature crafts
  • Wildflower journal & art exhibit
  • Hot dog roasting
  • Apple cider press
  • Self-guided story walk
  • BBA’s Forestry Wildlife & Trails
  • Nature play area – with exciting new features!
  • Taxidermy exhibit
  • BBA gift shop

Come Visit Us!

PROGRAMS

Connecting people to nature is what we do. Programs for all ages occur year-round!

OUR TRAILS

Beaver Brook offers 35 miles of well-maintained trails. Be sure to take a map! Well-behaved dogs are allowed on a leash.  Multi-purpose trails permit horseback riding, and mountain biking .

MAPLE HILL GARDENS

The Maple Hill gardens include 13 beautiful theme gardens, a Victorian gazebo, a wisteria arbor, 350 species of flowers and shrubs and a demonstration compost court.
 

VISIT US

The Beaver Brook office at Maple Hill Farm is located 1 mile off of Rt. 122 in Hollis NH. Beaver Brook trails may be accessed from several different public roads. Our trails are open to the public, 365 days a year, from dawn until dusk. When planning your hike, consult the map first.

MEMBERS

Beaver Brook relies on contributions from our visitors and the community to maintain our lands, trails and the many historic buildings used for environmental education programs. 

Educational Programs

Beaver Brook provides year-round environmental education opportunities for all ages.

SUPPORT

Beaver Brook is a regional nature center where tens of thousands of people a year come to learn about and enjoy spending time in nature. The organization began in 1964 and has grown to encompass 2187 acres of conserved land with 35 miles of trails for the public to use year round.