Sunset Hill Evening Hike: Returning to the Source of the Brook-Jun 29

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

Naturalist, John Hay was fond of hiking in the forests of New Hampshire. His book, In The Company of Light, retraces a hike to reach the hidden headwaters of Beech Brook, the water supply for his boyhood home at The Fells. The spring is hidden deep in the woods and off-trail on the Forest Society’s 700+-acre Hay Forest Reservation located adjacent to The Fells. Join Forest Society Education Director, Dave Anderson, for a spectacular summer evening hike to reach the source of Beech Brook, followed by a rugged bushwhack hike to reach the summit of Sunset Hill, ancestral Hay family summer picnic grounds.


This is a moderate to difficult two-plus mile off-trail hike gains 550 feet to the 1800 foot summit of Sunset Hill. BYO water and snacks. Co-sponsored by Society for the Protection of NH Forests and The Fells. Members $10, nonmembers $15 per program. Meet at The Fells Gatehouse Kiosk. Advance registration required, please register early. To register, or for more information call 603-763-4789 x3.