New Year – New Wild About Lebanon schedule!
Lebanon is a thriving small city with a big outdoors. ‘Wild About Lebanon’ puts the spotlight on what makes the City so special. The Upper Valley Land Trust and the City of Lebanon have brought back a popular program that celebrates the City’s natural assets.
The program’s roots go back fifteen years. In 2003, volunteer Nicole Cormen initiated a program of outdoor events around Lebanon, NH to acquaint people with Lebanon’s beautiful and varied conserved public lands. She created Wild About Lebanon to showcase the importance of open space, and encourage
all Lebanon residents to visit these properties and learn about the natural world right outside their doors.
The Upper Valley Land Trust and the City of Lebanon Conservation Program have joined together to revitalize the program Cormen started. The Wild About Lebanon series features a variety of City owned and privately owned, conserved land within the city limits. We’ve planned a wide range of activities for everyone from children to adults.
March 12th (5-7pm)
Hike (or Snowshoe) Signal Hill
Stevens / Alden Road Trailhead (map)
Celebrate the returning of the light with a hike the day after Daylight Savings Time begins. The sun won’t set until almost 7pm so let’s get outside for this nice after work hike! This hike on old logging roads goes uphill to beautiful overlooks, through two large fields and dense pine woods to a clearing that affords views of Croydon Mountain, Mount Ascutney, and Blueberry Hill. If conditions are appropriate we will end with a small campfire. (2 miles, moderate)
April 22 (3-4:30 pm)
Earth Day at Starr Hill
Celebrating the Spirit of Conservation and the life of Laurel Letter
Alice Peck Day Hospital / The Woodlands (map)
Join UVLT staff in a short hike from the Woodlands through Starr Hill Preserve. We will start at the Woodlands upper parking lot to the plaque dedicated to Laurel for her hard work to help UVLT buy, conserve, and give the property to the City. (1 mile, moderate)
May 15th (8-9:30 am)
Bird Walk at Chambers Memorial Reserve
Faraway Lane, West Lebanon (map)
Join UVLT staff member Kaytee Currie-Huggard for an early morning bird walk at the Chambers Reserve in West Lebanon. This hour and a half long walk will take you through pine and hemlock stands through open fields to views of the Connecticut River. Meet at the Kiosk off of Faraway Lane, please park on the south side of the road (2 mi, moderate with some steep & strenuous down/up hills).
June 11th (5-6:30 pm)
Ticknor Woodland Trail Hike
Dulac Street Trailhead (map)
Join UVLT and the City of Lebanon to explore the Ticknor Woodlands property. Meet in the parking area off Dulac St just past the Mt Calvary Cemetery when heading toward Slayton Hill Road. We will walk up to the vernal pool and then follow the trails through the property.