Location: Meet at Chamberlain Reynolds Memorial Forest West Parking Lot, College Rd, Center Harbor, NH 03226, USA. Click Here for a Google Map.
Registration: Registration is required. Space is limited to 10 people. Click here to register for this program.
This Week's Program:
Join the SLA for a hike through the stars in the Chamberlain Reynolds Memorial Forest! This night hike will occur during a new moon, a prime time for stargazing and contemplating new beginnings as the moon cycle starts all over again. The hike through the forest and wetlands will feature a walking meditation through the Swamp Walk and then to the beach, setting up spots to lay and look into the night sky, pointing out different constellations!
What to Bring: Hikers should come prepared with weather-appropriate hiking gear (layers, rain gear, and extra socks/shirts/hats/etc.), snowshoes and/or microspikes (if necessary), comfortable shoes/boots for hiking, water, snacks, headlamp, thermos with tea/coffee (optional), notebook for journaling (optional), writing utensil (optional), small portable telescope (optional) and small mat/blanket to sit on (optional but highly recommended). Masks for those who want to wear one though they are not required.
The SLA can provide snowshoes & microspikes 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, though recommended for those who are comfortable walking uphill. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
This Week's LRCC Guide:
Hey All! I’m Kyle, a Lakes Region Conservation Corp AmeriCorps member serving at the Squam Lakes Association. I’m originally from Bedford, New Hampshire, and I studied at Plymouth State University just north of Holderness and the Squam Lakes. In my spare time, you can find me in a kayak, on the trails, or strumming away at the six string!
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.