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 on Wednesday, November 13th for a fall hike 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 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 extra layers that can be taken off/added on to stay warm and dry, raingear, a hat, an extra pair of socks, any sort of medication you may need, hiking boots, a packed lunch and snacks, and plenty of water. 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 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 with my family 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.
Hi, my name is Danielle Plumlee (picture left)! I'm originally from Oregon, before I came over to Maine for school, in search of snow. I studied Ecology and Environmental Science at the University of Maine, minoring in Professional Writing. My personal interest in my field is in human impacts on the environment, and working towards bridging the gap between scientific knowledge and public awareness. This is my second term serving at the Squam Lakes Association and I am looking forward to the chance to gain some l knowledge on conservation and education during the winter months with the LRCC! In my spare time I enjoy reading, hiking, and finding beautiful 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 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.