Location: Meet at the Squam Lakes Association, 534 US Route 3, Holderness, NH 03245. Click here for a Google Map. Carpool from SLA to trail head.
Registration: Registration is required. Space is limited to 12 people. Click here to register for this program.
This Week's Program:
Join the SLA for a guided loop hike up to the East Rattlesnake viewpoint above Squam Lake, where participants will have the opportunity to create nature inspired art while enjoying a beautiful view of the lake. This hike is open to all ages. The loop we are hiking is about 1.5 miles, and has some steep sections. We will meet at the SLA for brief introductions, and from there we will carpool to the trailhead on Pine Hurst Road (there is limited parking). We will hike up Col Trail, then we’ll follow Ridge Trail to the viewpoint on East Rattlesnake. We will settle in at the viewpoint to create nature inspired art, so bring whichever mediums you like to work with, be it writing, painting, sketching, photography, or drawing! Feel free to bring a snack along as well. Afterwards, everyone will have the chance to share what they created, and what inspired them. We will complete our loop by descending down East Rattlesnake Trail, and we will carpool back to the SLA.
What to Bring: Participants should wear weather/hiking appropriate shoes/clothing, bring any and all art mediums that you like to work with (e.g. colored pencils, sketch books, paints and brushes, writing materials, cameras, you name it!), water, a snack (if desired). No artistic skill required and we will have extra art supplies for folks to use as well!
Audience: All ages are welcome who can hike 1.5 miles with some steep sections. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
This Week's LRCC Guides:
My name is Danielle Plumlee. I grew up in Oregon, about an hour from Portland and the coast in either direction. The area inspired my love for the environment. I graduated from the University of Maine with a degree in Ecology and Environmental Science, and my interest in conservation and bridging the gap between scientific knowledge and public awareness led me to the Squam Lakes Association. In my free time I love getting lost in a good book, relaxing, and seeking out incredible views.
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 the program.