Adventure Ecology: Sunset Hike at Eagle Cliff

Tuesday, November 28th at 2:30pm

Join the Squam Lakes Association (SLA) for an afternoon exploring the Squam watershed. Lakes Region Conservation Corps (LRCC) Americorps member, Connor Piechota, will guide a group of hikers up to one of the best views of Squam Lake, Eagle Cliff. Along the way, Connor will show participants how to listen for and identify different creatures and plants in the region, as well as share how the SLA works to conserve the watershed. Participants will then enjoy hot beverages at the summit and witness the beauty of a Squam sunset.

The group plans to ascend the Eagle Cliff Trail at 3:00 pm, but since there is limited parking at the trailhead, participants are encouraged to meet at the SLA at 2:30 and carpool to the trail. Although the hike is fairly short (approximately 1 mile roundtrip), it is also quite strenuous and involves scrambling over rocks, so participants should plan accordingly and bring appropriate footwear such as micro-spikes. Participants should also bring water, a day pack, food, and headlamps. The descent down the trail will involve low visibility as the sun lowers over the horizon, so headlamps will be necessary to view the trail. Although the weather may be cold, it is still a great time to get outside and enjoy what nature has to offer. Plus, less foliage means better views of Squam this time of year!

For more information, or to sign up for this Adventure Ecology program, visit the SLA website ( or contact SLA directly (603-968-7336). The SLA also offers other Adventure Ecology programs throughout the winter. These free programs, presented by the LRCC AmeriCorps members at SLA, are open to the public and cover a variety of nature and conservation related topics.