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Hidden History of The Fells: An Easy Hike with Dave Anderson - Thursday, June 14, 3:00pm

  • The Fells Historic Estate & Gardens 456 Route 103A Newbury, NH, 03255 United States (map)

Get off the trail for a moderate hike with Dave Anderson to explore some of the less well known features of The Fells. We’ll find evidence of the Great Hurricane of 1938, which devastated much of New England. So many trees were blown down that mills were still processing the salvaged lumber in 1947. Here at The Fells, we can still see signs of the salvage corridor and the lakeside log landing. We will also search for a small, hidden spring of water. Like an oracle of sorts, John Hay once said, “this is where my father Clarence Hay had kept a tin cup ‘for the thirsty’ and whose waters C.L. Hay proclaimed to be ‘the finest in the State.’” We’ll visit the spring, clear away the fallen leaves and perhaps reinstall the tin cup. This is a moderate guided walk of about 1.50 miles along The Gatehouse Link and Beech Brook trails at The Fells, with off-trail explorations along the shore of Lake Sunapee, returning uphill from the Main House to the Gate House via the driveway. Includes off-trail exploration and easy walking along trails and woods roads. Co-sponsored by Society for the Protection of NH Forests and The Fells. Members: $10, nonmembers: $15 per program. Meet at the Gatehouse Kiosk. Advance registration required, please register early. To register, or for more information call 603-763-4789 x3.