Hike to Leavitt Hill Wetland

Celebrate the first weekend of spring with a hike to Leavitt Hill Wetland!

Saturday March 23, 2013 @ 10am – 3pm (approx.)

Starting at Leavitt Hill Rd-Miller Pond Rd intersection, Grantham, NH (directions – link to map below)

Come explore with us! We will travel along historic Leavitt Hill Road, discover cellar holes, and hike through UVLT’s property to find Leavitt Hill Wetland.  This will be a freeform-style expedition.  We invite you to share the company of UVLT staff and friends as we discover the little secrets of this 90 acre natural area which was acquired by the Upper Valley Land Trust in 2011 with support from the Town of Grantham and the Conservation Commission.  While your senses will be tested, your fitness certainly may be too – please be prepared for uneven terrain, hilly topography, and likely icy and wet conditions (it will be mud season, after all!).  There are no formal trails on this UVLT property, so bring a sense of adventure, pack lunch & water, and join us for an outing to celebrate the first official weekend of spring!

Leavitt Hill Sights

The beginning of the hike along class VI Leavitt Hill Road is approximately 2 miles (with about 600 feet of elevation gain!) just to reach the property.  Once there, we will hike down to the wetland, make a loop, and return to Leavitt Hill Road for the return hike back to the cars.  Total hiking distance will be approximately 5 miles and we expect the trip to take approximately 4-5 hours, aiming to return by 3pm.

Directions to Leavitt Hill Road here (enter your starting point in “A” and then click “get directions”).  We will start where the unmaintained road begins, just off of Miller Pond Road after the highway underpass at 10 a.m.  Parking is limited and likely will only be along the roadside of Miller Pond Road – please exercise caution! – Meet to carpool to the start from the gas station off Exit 16 of I-89 at 9:45 a.m.

This is a free event (though being a UVLT supporter makes you extra special!) – Registration is not required, but appreciated!  Contact Sara Cavin at the Upper Valley Land Trust with questions and if you plan to join us: sara.cavin@uvlt.org or (603) 643-6626.