January 4th Hike will Explore Big Landscape

Snow-Leavitt_elevationPut on your boots and grab your knapsack! Jason Berard and Doug Brown are planning a HIKE to celebrate and launch a new year of land conservation and stewardship. We’re not talking a short stroll either — the January 4 hike will follow historic roads and trails connecting UVLT-owned Leavitt Hill Wetland in Grantham and our 400-acre Snow Mountain tract in Enfield. The trip will total approximately five (5) miles and will take about 5 hours.

Jason and Doug scoped out the route a few weeks ago and were impressed by the natural history and human history of this large unfragmented landscape. The historic Leavitt Hill Road passes Leavitt Pond, through the area where some of the original residents of Grantham settled in the 1790’s. The area is now home to healthy populations of black bear and moose. Over a thousand acres have been conserved in this corridor.

This program is free. Bring your lunch and water. Snowshoes or microspikes may be advisable. Contact Jason Berard or Doug Brown for more information and to RSVP.