Easy hikes to visit Forest Society properties to begin Saturday in Concord

Monitor staff
Published: 9/10/2019 12:14:42 PM

A guided hike Saturday along the Merrimack River in Concord will kick off a series of five easy hikes around the state showing property owned by the New Hampshire Society for the Protections of Forests.

Cost is $8 to adults, with children under 18 free; all current Forest Society members are free.

The first two hikes will be in Concord’s High Merrimack River Floodplain on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon, or 1 to 4 p.m.

The hikes will visit the Merrimack River Outdoor Education and Conservation Area in east Concord. The mostly level hike will explore a silver maple floodplain forest, open meadows along the Merrimack River, wetlands along Mill Brook, and a pine plantation. Long pants are strongly encouraged.

Other hikes will be on the McCabe Forest Trails along Contoocook River in Antrim on Sept. 19; the Ashuelot River Headwaters Forest in Lempster on Oct. 5; Morse Preserve in Alton on Oct. 18; and Powder Major’s Forest, Madbury, Durham and Lee on Oct. 25.

For information or to register, visit forestsociety.org/five-hikes-five-weeks-autumn-2019-series.

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