Location: Meet at the Squam Lakes Association and carpool to Belknap Woods trailhead together. SLA is located at 534 US Rt. 3 in Holderness. Click Here for a Google Map.
Registration: Registration is required. Space is limited to 12 people. Click here to register for this program.
This Week's Program:
Join the SLA to learn about winter habitats, hibernation, and more at Belknap Woods! We'll play games, talk about winter adaptations, and explore the beautiful woods.
What to Bring: Dress in gear appropriate for the conditions: lots of warm, dry layers, and bring water, snacks, and snowshoes, micro-spikes, or rubber boots as needed. SLA is able to provide snowshoes for up to six participants.
Click here to view a list of SLA recommended gear for winter hiking.
Audience: This program is aimed at curious kids capable of hiking a 1.9-mile loop on flat terrain, though they must be accompanied by a guardian.
This Week's LRCC Guides:
Hi, I’m Micaela Wells! I earned my B.S. in Biology at Hope College in Holland, Michigan, and then left my childhood woodlands behind to pursue fame and fortune with AmeriCorps here on the East Coast. You can generally identify me in the wild by my bared feet and twig-strewn hair (often even in the winter), despite my mother's best attempts to make a lady out of me. I enjoy any form of outdoor adventure, and never grow tired of learning about the natural world.
Hello! My name is Grace Callahan and I’m from Alexandria, Virginia. I graduated from Dartmouth College in 2019 where I studied ecology and earth sciences. Flipping logs to find slugs, centipedes, and salamanders in the woods behind my house was an important part of growing up for me. I’m passionate about helping people explore and connect with their backyards like I was fortunate enough to do, and this means protecting natural backyard spaces! I hope to work to preserve clean rivers, lakes, and forests for generations to come. I grew up visiting Squam and Winnipesaukee during summer vacations and I’m so excited to live here for a year! I love learning new things and right now I’m trying to teach myself more butterfly/moth ID, how to sew simple stuffed animals and clothes, and how to make good rice.
SLA's Adventure Ecology Trips:
Throughout the year, the Squam Lakes Association offers free programs open to the public on a variety of nature and conservation related topics. The Adventure Ecology programs are presented by the Lakes Region Conservation Corps members who perform important conservation work in support of the Association's mission. For more information about the SLA's educational programs please click here or call our office at (603) 968-7336.
Lakes Region Conservation Corps
The Lakes Region Conservation Corps (LRCC) is an AmeriCorps service program that develops skills and experiences for conservation professionals. LRCC members are the driving force behind the Squam Lakes Association’s conservation efforts. The program provides hands-on conservation work experience and numerous certifications over a broad range of areas, which ensures that LRCC members are capable of independently approaching a variety of tasks in the environmental conservation field. Members remove invasive species from the Squam watershed, manage and act as caretakers at our backcountry campsites, maintain the SLA’s 50+ miles of trails, educate the public on local and regional conservation initiatives, spearhead reports on conservation efforts, lead SLA volunteer crews and ensure the daily functioning of the Squam Lakes Association’s programs. Click here to learn more about LRCC.