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Location: Meet at the Squam Lakes Association headquarters located at 534 US Rt 3, Holderness, NH 03245. Click here for a google map. Then carpool in SLA van to the trail.

Belknap Woods is owned and managed by the SLA. The Squam Lakes Conservation Society holds the conservation easement.

Registration: Space is limited to 10 people. Registration required. Click here to register for this program. 

This Week’s Program:

If you’d like to wander the woods at night, this would be a great time to do so! Join us on an evening stroll through Belknap Woods. Bright moonlight reflecting off the snow will light our way, but bring your headlamp, too! Listen to the sounds of the woods at night, and perhaps witness some nocturnal animals on our journey. Wear warm layers and bring water and rain gear (just in case). We will provide snowshoes or microspikes if needed, but also feel free to bring your own.

What to Bring:  Layers of clothes for colder temperatures, rain gear (just in case), water, hiking boots or snowshoes, and headlamps. Bring trekking poles if you’d like, and microspikes or snowshoes depending on the weather, we have these available to borrow, just let us know.

Make sure you’re prepared for winter hiking by referencing SLA’s guide on what to wear and checking out SLA ‘s gear library.

Audience: All ages are welcome, children must be accompanied by an adult.

This Week’s LRCC Guide: 

Hey it’s Meghan (she/they)! I studied astronomy and art for awhile before getting involved in environmental work. I like drawing and painting, reading, and hiking. I love the forest at night, and hope to spot an owl or two in Belknap Woods. It would be great if you could make this rescheduled program!

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 perform important conservation work in support of the Association’s mission.

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.