Welcome to Beaver Brook

est. 1964

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

  • Please join us in celebrating Beaver Brook’s long and important history! We invite you to share some of your memories, hopes and photos with us as we celebrate our 60th year! Please share a few thoughts and memories with us- and if you have any favorite photos of your time at Beaver Brook – you can upload them here, or email them to info@bbanaturecenter.org. 
  • The Spring Dinner is Friday, May 17th from 5-8 pm at The Mile Away. The event is a delightful social evening celebrating our community. Get your tickets here. We hope you can make it! See the five 2024 Fund-A-Needs we are asking for your help with this year and make your gift securely online.
  • TRAIL CLOSURE: Wildlife Pond Loop is temporarily closed due to high water conditions.

Since our founding, we have been dedicated to environmental education, conservation and land stewardship efforts, providing the community with impactful opportunities to connect with nature for recreation, learning and fun. Join us at a variety of special events in 2024 to celebrate this milestone and continue our legacy of stewardship for generations to come. Check back often as there are more to come!

Fairy Festival

Earth Day, Live Concert at The Andres Institute - April 20th

Celebrate Earth Day with a live concert at the Andres Institute of Art featuring local bands Jamdemic and The Mighty Colors. The event benefits both the Andres Insitute and Beaver Brook with a 50/50 split. Get your tickets for the show at the Art Insitute on April 20th from 6-9 pm here.  Don’t miss this amazing event with talented local bands celebrating Mother Nature in all her beauty!

Community Trails Day - Date TBD (early summer)

Join us for Trails Day at Beaver Brook (exact date TBD but we hope for early summer)! With over 35 miles of trails winding through our beautiful natural landscapes, we’re calling on our community members to lend a hand in helping us care for these areas that thousands enjoy each year. On this traill day, we’ll come together to maintain and improve our trails, ensuring they remain safe, accessible, and enjoyable. Whether you’re a seasoned trail enthusiast or looking to lend a hand for the first time, we welcome you to join us for a day of stewardship in the great outdoors.
Fairy Festival

The Fairy Festival - May 11th

Enjoy music, take in a puppet show, and visit with Mother Nature herself! Create fairy crowns and wands to adorn your fairy or woodland-inspired costumes. Visit the intricate and whimsical creations hidden among the natural beauty. Vote for your favorite! You can make the magic happen – help us create a fairyland of natural materials. If you need help building you can sign your child up for an afterschool or school vacation day building class. Adults can get in on the fun too with their own fairy house-building class. Drop off your finished fairy homes and submission form on May 10th, 8:00-5:30 to be displayed at the event! Register for the festival here.

The Annual Spring Dinner - May 17th

Celebrate 60 years with us this May 17th at The Mile Away from 5-8 PM for a delightful evening celebrating our community over cocktails, dinner, live music, enjoying fun door prize games and taking advantage of unique opportunities to support BBA while catching up with your fellow community members. Get your ticket here.We hope you can make it! See the five 2024 Fund-A-Needs we are asking for your help with this year and make your gift securely online. Thank you!

Visit Us!

PROGRAMS

Connecting people to nature is what we do. Environmental education programs are offered for all ages year-round!

OUR TRAILS

Come for a hike on our 35 miles of maintained trails. Be sure to view the map for trail usage information. 

MAPLE HILL GARDENS

Enjoy 13 beautiful gardens, a wisteria arbor, a demonstration compost court, and a wide variety of flowers and shrubs.

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.