Smith Pond Shaker Forest
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Boots & Brews at Smith Pond
Smith Pond Road Parking Lot (Off Exit 15)
Join UVLT staff for the third event in our series of Boots & Brews around the Upper Valley! This is a low key hiking series with no pressure attached.
We will start at the Smith Pond Road parking lot and head into the woods. The trail is *mostly* flat with a few up hills. There is one stream crossing and one stone wall crossing. The trail in to the pond is 1.3 miles. Once we get to the pond we encourage swimming while we sip drinks from the cooler UVLT staff has stashed just for you. Dog and child friendly hike. All swimming is at your own risk. There is a .4 mile spur trail out to a beautiful waterfall.
Beverages are provided by UVLT at no charge but donations for drinks will be accepted.
The Chestnut Challenge has officially closed.
Thank you to everyone who spent time searching for American Chestnuts in the woods at Smith Pond Shaker Forest. Special thanks to our challenge winners, a team of three from Orford and Piermont, Mark Blanchard, of Orford, and his friends Peter LaBounty and Nancy Sandell, of Piermont. This group found 10 trees in a single two hour outing!
To read more about the findings of the challenge please click here.
Thank you for your interest in being involved in our Chestnut Challenge!
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