Location: Meet at the Teedie Trail trailhead. The trailhead is located on a gravel driveway, next to a private tennis court on Bean Road, at the Sandwich and Moultonborough town line.
Registration: Registration is required. Space is limited to 12 people. Click here to register for this program.
This Week's Program:
Join the Squam Lakes Association for a hike (possibly snowshoe) up to the Red Hill historic firetower summit via the Teedie and Eagle Cliff trails. Our hike, which will be a little over 4 miles, begins at 9:00 AM at the Teedie Trail trailhead (located on a gravel driveway, next to a private tennis court on Bean Road, at the Sandwich and Moultonborough town line). We’ll start up Teedie Trail and continue on to Eagle Cliff Trail when they merge about 0.5 miles in. At that point, we’ll continue up Red Eagle Trail for 1.5 miles until we reach the Red Hill firetower summit where we’ll take a break to enjoy the view and eat lunch. After lunch, we will head back to the Teedie Trail Trailhead and expect to wrap up around 1:00 PM. Hikers should be prepared with cold weather hiking gear (lots of layers and extra socks/shirts/hats/etc), as well as water, snacks, and a packed lunch.
Although hikers may be familiar with the trails around Squam Lake during the summer, fall hiking in the region can provide a different perspective, and new appreciation, of the area. As a Squam Rangers hike, this program is aimed at more experienced hikers who are interested in completing all of trails in the Squam Lakes network. However, we encourage anyone interested in a more challenging excursion to join us on this guided hike, and get the opportunity to experience the natural beauty of the Lake during fall. In addition, there are a number of new and ongoing opportunities for members of the community to get involved in the conservation of the watershed. Participants will get to hear about the conservation work being done around Squam Lake, and ways that they can get involved in the coming months as they hike up to the summits.
What to Bring: Participants should bring appropriate clothing, water, food, and snowshoes and/or micro-spikes depending on conditions. The SLA can provide snowshoes for up to six participants. Click here to view a list of SLA recommended gear for winter hiking.
Audience: This hike is for all ages, but is of moderate intensity and may increase in difficulty with any icy or rainy weather!
This Week's LRCC Guides:
Hello, my name is John! I grew up in New Hampshire and graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 2013 with a business degree. For a few years I stayed in my area of study, working as a technology project manager for a large insurance company. After not much time in this setting I knew I needed to seek out a more exciting and personal experience, so I left my cubicle to head back to my roots and head out to the woods. In 2015, I hiked Vermont's Long Trail and in 2017 I hiked the Appalachian Trail. Through these experiences I realized from then on I wanted to work for the land. Last year I worked as a solo backcountry caretaker for the Green Mountain Club. I love hiking, backpacking, skiing and drawing.
My name is Cole and I am from Buffalo, New York. I recently graduated from Daemen College in Amherst, New York. I received a bachelors in business administration. I have a very strong interest in environmental and conservation science. I hope to pursue a masters in environmental science in the future. I love the outdoors, especially being around a body of water. I grew up on a boat, visiting the Adirondacks as well as many beaches in Florida. I grew up playing soccer and hockey. I was lucky enough to get play soccer throughout my four years of undergrad. In my free time I love to listen to music, play guitar, play pond hockey, fish, snowboard, ski and skate. I am extremely excited to serve with the Squam Lakes Association and I feel it is a great opportunity for me to combine my love for the outdoors and passions together!
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 spend their year on Squam performing 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.