June 25, 2011 - June 25, 2011
10:00 am - 12:00 pm: Explore Sheldrick Forest Hike
11:00 am - 12:00 pm: Family Fun Hike
(please arrive 15 minutes early for hikes to ensure an on-time departure!)
12:00 pm: 15th Anniversary Picnic
Sheldrick Forest Preserve
Town Farm Road, Wilton, NH 03086
DAY OF CONTACT: 1-617-775-5088 | Show Directions
•From Milford, drive west on Route 101 past Wilton center.
•Turn left onto Temple Road just beyond Gary's Harvest Restaurant (approximately 2.1 miles west of the junction with Route 31 South, or 1.1 miles east of the Temple town line).
•Travel 0.3 mile on Temple Road, bear left to cross a bridge, and the turn left onto Town Farm Road.
•Travel 0.7 mile to the preserve entrance.
•Parking is in a field to the left of the road.
This event is rain or shine! We have a tent to keep you dry.
Unknown to the rest of the world, a 227-acre tract of old, high quality forest survived in southwestern New Hampshire virtually undisturbed since farmland abandonment in the 19th century. By the end of 1994, all that was about to change. Together, The Nature Conservancy and the extraordinary grassroots support of neighbors, schoolchildren, conservation commissions, garden clubs, local businesses and concerned citizens from the Granite State and beyond, saved Sheldrick Forest. Now the cathedral-like preserve contains some of the most extraordinary and oldest trees in New Hampshire.
On June 25th we hope you will come celebrate this New Hampshire gem. Grab your hiking boots and bring the family for an easy and fun hike guided by one of our ecologists. Feeling more ambitious? Come early and explore Sheldrick Forest on the longer hike. Pack your lunch and blanket and picnic with us while hearing from neighbors, friends and New Hampshire Chapter staff as they recall this incredible protection effort. Enjoy delicious desserts compliments of Black Forest Cafe in Amherst.
Please bring your picnic blanket and lunch. Dessert and beverages will be provided.
RSVP to Megan Lepage by email or phone at 603.224.5853, extension 23.
Get a jump-start on the day with our Sheldrick Forest Trail Map & Guide!
The Nature Conservancy in New Hampshire is a proud partner of event co-sponsor the NH Children in Nature Coalition.