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Returning to the Source of the Brook: Thurs., June 21, 4:00pm

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

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 which 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.