Visit Our Accessible Trails: Cow Lane, Wildflower and Lower Meadow

We are pleased to offer programming that utilizes our accessible trail system. If you are interested in these offerings, please call our office or email Sarah Barrow

A special thank you to the individuals and organizations that made the construction of these trails possible:

The Frederick S. Lyford Memorial Fund, The Claire Goulder Memorial Fund, The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, The Norwin S. & Elizabeth N. Bean Foundation, The Barker Foundation, The Robin Colson Memorial Foundation, Nashua Rotary West, The Beaver Brook Endowments and supporters like you.

About BBA

When Hollis and Ellen Nichols and Jeff Smith founded Beaver Brook Association in 1964, they established it as an organization that would promote the interrelationships of the natural world through land stewardship and education.

Jeff Smith, who spent his childhood summers traveling from Boston to rural Hollis, felt that one of the reasons this conservation land was important was to “have places where people can walk outside and be in the woods”. Similarly, Hollis Nichols recognized that “Beaver Brook has played a part not only in environmental education but by simply offering the public a place to get away for a Sunday walk”.

The ability for anyone to have access to nature, for both educational purposes and general enjoyment, is at the heart of why Beaver Brook exists. With help from granting foundations, memorial funds, and community supporters we’ve been able to further our mission through the creation of accessible trails in the heart of our education corridor. Beaver Brook Association is deeply grateful to the organizations and individuals who helped make this a reality.


Connecting people to nature is what we do. School programs, preschool, adult and family events occur during all seasons. Over 6,000 school students attended programs here this year.


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 .


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