Location: Meet at Whitten Woods trailhead off of Highland Street in Ashland. 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:
Join the Squam Lakes Association (SLA) and Lakes Region Conservation Corps (LRCC) members Eric and Kyle for a guided hike around Whitten Woods. We will aim to cover all of the hiking trails in Whitten Woods, summiting both the South Peak and the North Peak. We’ll have a picnic lunch on the North Peak as long as the weather is good and hopefully enjoy a nice view. Participants will meet at the Whitten Woods parking Lot located off of Highland Street in Ashland. Plan for a 3 mile hike over moderately difficult terrain with moderate changes in elevation.
What to Bring: Make sure to bring weather appropriate hiking clothes, extra layers, water, something to sit on, and your lunch.
The SLA can provide snowshoes & microspikes for up to six participants. Click here to view a list of SLA recommended gear for winter hiking.
Audience: All ages welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
This Week's LRCC Guide:
Hello! My name is Eric Vermilya and I’ll be leading this hike! I graduated from UMass Amherst with a degree in Environmental Science in 2020 and have a background in Environmental Consulting. I am from Arlington MA, but I love the outdoors and I really love NH and the great access to outdoor recreation here. Can’t wait to meet you all and learn a bit about you all on our hike!
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.