This 1,300-acre property provides connectivity for wildlife in Gilsum, NH.
Surry Mountain This 1,300-acre property provides connectivity for wildlife in Gilsum, NH. © © Joe Klementovich

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Hike Surry Mountain

New Hampshire

The Nature Conservancy is thrilled to announce an opportunity to protect Surry Mountain as part of our Future of Nature Campaign. Please join us for a community hike on the remarkable 1,300-acre Surry Mountain property.

Towering trees. Safe haven for wildlife. Free-flowing streams. Abundant recreational possibilities. Surry Mountain is a place rich with natural treasure, a vast expanse of forests, ponds, and headwater streams. This 1,368-acre property, just north of Keene, is a critical piece of a 50,000-acre conservation puzzle we’re working on piecing together in the Monadnock region—a resilient and connected landscape where people and nature can thrive, even in the midst of a changing climate.

Get to know this amazing place! Join TNC staff and trustees for a community hike of the property to explore its beauty and learn what makes it special for both people and wildlife.

What to expect

The hike will be in and out and 2.5 miles long. Terrain is easy to moderate. Please dress appropriately for the weather including sturdy shoes and long pants/sleeves to protect from ticks.

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Directions

***Of Note: You CANNOT access the meeting location by taking Vessel Rock Road from the north in the town of Gilsum- Old Gilsum Road is not navigable from the north. Depending on where you are coming from, your GPS/phone will tell you that this is the right way to go. Use the following directions***

From Concord

  1. I-89 to exit 5 (or 6 if detour still in place)
  2. NH-127S/NH-9 W for ~45 miles

  3. Turn right on Route 10-N/Gilsum Rd

  4. After 1.7 miles turn left on Belvedere Road

  5. After 1.5 miles turn right on Old Gilsum Road

  6. We will park ~1-mile down Old Gilsum Road. Please partk on the road shoulder.

From Keene

  1. NH-9 E for ~3 miles

  2. Turn left on Route 10-N/Gilsum Rd

  3. After 1.7 miles turn left on Belvedere Road

  4. After 1.5 miles turn right on Old Gilsum Road

  5. We will park ~1-mile down Old Gilsum Road. Please park on the road shoulder.

Register Today!

Join us for our hike of Surry Mountain.