Location: Meet at the trailhead at the end of Pinehurst Road, Holderness, NH. The following link provides directions that will get you very close. 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:
Grab your headlamp and a warm beverage, and join the SLA for a guided night hike around the Five Finger Point natural area, where we’ll observe the lake and forest blanketed in the moonlight of a Full Moon! While our sight might be partially impaired, our other senses will have the opportunity to guide us through the dark as we follow along the lake shore in this loop hike. This program is open to ages 12 and up, who are comfortable hiking 2.7 miles in the dark. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Participants will meet at the Pinehurst Road parking area (not designated, parking is on side of road before private sign) before hiking to the Five Finger Point trail. On our way around the loop, we will stop at different viewpoints along the lake to observe the water, moon, stars, and everything else the night has to offer.
What to Bring: Participants should bring a headlamp, extra layers that can be taken off/added on to stay warm and dry, rain gear, a hat, an extra pair of socks, any sort of medication you may need, hiking boots, snowshoes or microspikes (dependent on conditions), snacks, and plenty of water (maybe a thermos of your favorite warm drink). The SLA can provide snowshoes for up to six participants should they be necessary. Click here to view a list of SLA recommended gear for winter hiking.
Audience: Ages 12 and up capable of hiking 2.7 miles in the dark. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
This Week's Guide:
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.
Hi my name is Nick Langlois, and I’m from Marysville Ohio. Last spring I graduated from Otterbein University, and shortly thereafter joined the Lakes Region Conservation Corps to get my boots muddy in New Hampshire forests. This past summer I served with the Lakes Region Conservation Trust, exposing me to the intricacies of trail maintenance and the best parts of land management. My time in school and the outdoors has fueled my passion for conservation and cool insects, I am super excited to join SLA for the season. Cooking, reading, climbing and hiking are my favorite hobbies!
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 LRCC.