Dear Friends,

Please join us for this month's upcoming events:

Visit UVLT's table at the Lake Morey Winterfest, Hulbert Outdoor Center, Fairlee, VT

Sunday, Jan. 11th, 10AM - 4PM:

Celebrate, don’t hibernate! Beat Cabin Fever and get out with your friends and family for this year’s WinterFest. Join the Hulbert Outdoor Center for some great winter fun. There will be activities for everyone, including Nordic skating, snowshoe hikes, cross country skiing, winter travel skills, sledding, old fashioned ice cutting, igloo/quinzee building, music, storytelling, winter skills, dog sledding demos and more. Both indoor and outdoor activities available. All ages and skill levels welcome. Bring your own snowshoes, skis and skates or borrow them at the Center. Lunch and hot drinks available. Donation $5 each or $15 per family.

For more information about WinterFest activities and events, contact Hulbert Outdoor Center (802)-333-3405.

A Community Celebration at Whaleback Ski Area, Enfield, NH

Tuesday, Jan. 20th, 5:30PM - 9:00PM:

Upper Valley Haven, Vital Communities, Upper Valley United Way, Enfield Shaker Museum, Sustainable Food Laboratory, Northern Stage, Upper Valley Educators Institute and Upper Valley Land Trust, invite you to celebrate community service! The concept stems from the New England Grassroots Environment Fund (NEGEF)’s response to President-elect Barack Obama’s invitation to: “...join in the work of remaking this nation, the only way it’s been done in America for 221 years: block by block, brick by brick, calloused hand by calloused hand.”

We're using the Inauguration to focus on community service in the Upper Valley. Music will be performed by Dr. Burma. Whaleback will be open for skiing. Food has been donated by: Sweet Scoops, Lui Lui, Three Tomatoes Trattoria, The Dirt Cowboy Cafe, Cabot Creamery, The Co-op Food Stores, Panera Bread, Shepard's Pie on the Green and Boloco. The cost is a suggested donation of $5. For more information contact: or (603) 643-6626 ext. 102.

Hartford Recreation Department's Wednesday Walkers, Trout Pond Trail, Lyme, NH

Wednesday, Jan. 21st, 9AM - 12PM:

UVLT has been invited to join the Hartford Recreation Department on this winter hike. We will meet at the Hartford Municipal Building to carpool to the trail. Please bring boots and appropriate clothing (including snowshoes when needed) as well as water and a snack. In case of inclement weather, please call the Hartford Recreation Department at 802-295-5036 at 8:30am on the morning of the walk to ensure that the walk will occur. This is a free event and open to the public, including but not limited to Hartford residents. Visit UVLT's trails page for more information about Trout Pond Trail:

Other Hartford recreational programs can be found at

Bear Pond Snowshoe & Ski, Bear Pond Natural Area, Canaan, NH

Saturday, Jan. 24th, 10AM - 2PM:

Hosted by UVLT in partnership with the Mascoma Watershed Conservation Council. Join us for a winter outing! Bring a lunch. Call Monica Erhart at (603) 643-6626 ext. 110 or email for more information. Find more information about the Bear Pond Natural Area at UVLT's trail page:

Find out more at


Upper Valley Land Trust - 19 Buck Road - Hanover, NH 03755 - Phone: 603-643-6626 -