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 up to the Red Hill historic fire tower summit via the Teedie and Eagle Cliff trails. Our hike, which will be a little over 4 miles, begins at 5:30 PM 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 fire tower summit where we’ll take a break to enjoy the view and eat dinner/snack. After eating, we will head back to the Teedie Trail Trailhead using headlamps and expect to wrap up around 10:00 PM. Hikers should be prepared with warm weather hiking gear, as well as water, snacks, appropriate footwear, and a headlamp for the evening hike back down.
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 the summer. 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.
Audience: This hike is for all ages capable of hiking a little over 4+ miles with steep sections of trail and hiking down in the dark.
What to Bring: Participants should bring appropriate clothing for the weather (extra layers), headlamps, water, and snacks.
This Week's LRCC Guide:
Hello! My name is Dawe. I am from Plymouth New Hampshire and I graduated from PSU with a degree in Environmental Biology. Being a local to this area, I’m no stranger to the many hiking trails that can be found scattered around the mountains of New Hampshire. However, it wasn’t until joining with the SLA that I truly started to get out and conquer some of these trails. I love the challenges they pose, and the feeling of reward and accomplishment you get at the top. Maybe someday I’ll tackle some incredible heights; but for now, let’s take on Red Hill together!
SLA's Adventure Ecology Programs:
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.