Amherst Rec starting Trail of the Month outings

Amherst Recreation Department and the Conservation Commission are jointly sponsoring a Trail of the Month Outing.

Join members of the Amherst Conservation Commission as we kick off a Trail of the Month Outing the third Saturday of every month at 10 a.m. We will explore a different trail or parcel of conservation land in town each month.

Amherst has Over 25 miles of trails for hiking, biking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and other forms of passive recreation. With over 1,000 acres of conservation land in town, there are many “hidden gems” to explore.

Many of the trails are rugged, with occasional steep slopes and variable surface terrain – snow, rocks, roots and streams abound. Please wear appropriate outdoor attire, and plan to walk 1-2 hours. For winter hikes, plan on bringing snowshoes and/or micro spikes. For more information, visit the NH Hike Safe website for assistance in how to prepare for a day in the woods, and familiarize yourself with the 10 essentials.

Please carpool; most areas have limited parking. Families welcome!

Questions? Email acc@amherstnh.gov.

Details:

www.amherstnh.gov/conservation-commission/pages/trail-month-outing.

Registration:

amherstnh.myrec.com/info/activities/program_details.aspx?ProgramID=28847.

Upcoming locations:

April

Grater Woods

4 Grater Road Amherst, NH 03031

May

Lindabury Orchard

72 Christian Hill Road Amherst, NH 03031

June

Pond Parish

17 Pond Parish Road Amherst, NH 03031

July

Converse Woods

34 Pond Parish Road Amherst, NH 03031

August

Patch Hill

52 Lyndeborough Road Amherst, NH 03031