Weâ€™ve planned a variety of activities beginning mid-afternoon and continuing into the evening. Snacks and beverages will be available for those who come early for hikes, walks and games; the tent will open for social time and drinks at 5pm; weâ€™ll serve a casual dinner at 6pm (registration required for dinner).
Hike to the top of Lyme Hill and beyond:
Join UVLT Stewardship staff to check out the new trail improvements weâ€™ve made and enjoy a view of Lyme village. For those who wish, weâ€™ll add a guided loop â€œoff trailâ€ to view walking fern and other unusual plants found at the Conservation Area. Hikes of approximately 90 minutes will depart from the trailhead kiosk at 3:30pm. Email Doug Brown to sign up.
Games for kids and adults:
Play outside! UVLT environmental education programmer Maggie Stoudnour will introduce you to fun activities that showcase the plants, animals and natural features of the Conservation Area. Games begin at 4:00pm, join in anytime. Bring your kids or grandkids â€“ or come and learn so you can return with them this summer!
Wetlands and Woods Walk:
Naturalist and UVLT field specialist Amber Boland will be on hand to guide observation and exploration of the wetland, abandoned beaver pond, stream and lowland forest area. Come learn and see what you find in this fascinating area. Her walk begins at 4:00pm, but donâ€™t worry if you are late â€“ itâ€™ll be easy to join in anytime between 4:00 and 5:30. All ages welcome.
Want to learn more about UVLTâ€™s strategic focus areas? Join UVLT Trustees and conservation staff for an exercise in â€œprioritizingâ€ conservation opportunities and discussing the principles and strategies that drive our work. Grab a drink and a snack, put on your thinking cap and share your ideas!
The Lyme Snowmobile Club will be grilling up chicken from Misty Knoll Farm, weâ€™ll provide salad and sides featuring local products. Tickets are $25 for adults; $10 for children under 12. Register online or call Lorie Hood at (603) 643-6626.
Annual Meeting and Conservation Celebration:
Our meeting program begins at 7:00pm and will include a summary of the yearâ€™s achievements, ongoing projects and future goals; awards and recognition to conservation volunteers; and election of Trustees. Come learn about your land trust â€“ what weâ€™ve been up to and where we are headed!
Directions & Parking:
UVLT’s Lyme Hill Conservation Area is located on the west side of Route 10 about a mile south of the Lyme School and about 8 miles north of the 2nd Hanover roundabout. Look for our big brown sign. Please park on the west side of Route 10 (facing south).