Belknap Lunchbreak Family Hike

Wednesday, March 2, 2022 - 11:00am to 1:30pm

Location:  Meet at Belknap Woods trailhead off of Route 25B in Holderness. Click here for a google map.

Registration: Registration is required. Space is limited to 10 people. Click here to register for this program.

This Week's Program: 

Come join the Squam Lakes Association, represented by LRCC members Paul and Nikka, for a family-friendly lunchtime hike through Belknap Woods! This hike is geared specifically towards family groups, but all ages and outdoor experience levels are welcome to join as we stroll along 2 miles of easy woodland trails. Pack along a lunch as we will be stopping to eat around noon, and be sure to dress appropriately for the weather!

What to Bring: 

Appropriate attire for cold-weather hiking including extra layers, water, a lunch (a thermos of something warm is never a bad idea!), and microspikes/snowshoes depending on weather conditions. The SLA has a limited number of microspikes and snowshoes available to borrow if you do not have a pair. Click here to view a list of SLA recommended gear for winter hiking.

Audience: All are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

This Week's LRCC Guides: 

Hi, my name is Paul and I’m a Lakes Region Conservation Corps member serving a full term here at the SLA. I’m originally from a small town in the northernmost reaches of New York State and went to school at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY where I studied geosciences. Besides hiking, I love playing music, origami, trying to sneak a look at the clues in Nikka’s crossword puzzles, and long walks through the aisles of Market Basket among other shenanigans.

Hi! My name is Nikka. I graduated with a B.A. in Environmental Studies from Manhattan College in 2019 and now serve as a Lakes Region Conservation Corps member with the Squam Lakes Association. Although I thrive in urban spaces, I love being outside! I’m really excited to explore more of the outdoors, and New England, with SLA this year. In my free time, you can likely find me doing yoga, doing a crossword puzzle (without any help from Paul, thank you very much), or journaling.

SLA's Adventure Ecology Trips:

Throughout the year, the Squam Lakes Association offers free programs open to the public on a variety of nature and conservation related topics. The Adventure Ecology programs are presented by the Lakes Region Conservation Corps members who perform important conservation work in support of the Association's mission. For more information about the SLA's educational programs please click here or call our office at (603) 968-7336.

Lakes Region Conservation Corps

The Lakes Region Conservation Corps (LRCC) is an AmeriCorps service program that develops skills and experiences for conservation professionals. LRCC members are the driving force behind the Squam Lakes Association’s conservation efforts. The program provides hands-on conservation work experience and numerous certifications over a broad range of areas, which ensures that LRCC members are capable of independently approaching a variety of tasks in the environmental conservation field. Members remove invasive species from the Squam watershed, manage and act as caretakers at our backcountry campsites, maintain the SLA’s 50+ miles of trails, educate the public on local and regional conservation initiatives, spearhead reports on conservation efforts, lead SLA volunteer crews and ensure the daily functioning of the Squam Lakes Association’s programs. Click here to learn more about the program.

 

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