Wild About Lebanon
The Upper Valley Land Trust, the City of Lebanon and the Lebanon Chamber of Commerce are teaming up to bring back a popular program that celebrates the City’s natural assets. UVLT President Jeanie McIntyre says, “Lebanon is a thriving small city with a big outdoors. ‘Wild About Lebanon’ puts the spotlight on what makes the City so special.”
2019 -2020 Events Calendar
Hike to Boston Lot Lake
August 21, 2019
Route 10 Parking across from the Wilder Dam
Join UVLT and the City of Lebanon for an after-work hike around Boston Lot Lake. We will meet in the parking area on Route 10 and take a 2.4 mile stroll out to and around the lake! This is a moderately difficult hike. Bring water, bug spray, and sunscreen. Dogs are welcome! See LebanonNH.gov/BostonLot for details about the area including a trail map.
The Farnum Five
September 7, 2019
Farnum Hill Preserve
98 Poverty Lane
The Farnum Five is a 5.5 mile trail race at the Farnum Hill Preserve and is a part of the Western New Hampshire Trail Running Series. Join UVLT and the City of Lebanon for this fun and exciting event! Don’t want to run in a trail race? No problem! You can volunteer to help out on race day as a UVLT volunteer! Race volunteers get a free UVLT t-shirt. Volunteer by emailing Alison at email@example.com. All proceeds from this event go to the Lebanon PLAYS new playground. More race details and online registration can be found at LebanonNH.gov/Farnum5
Hike Indian Ridge
October 2, 2019
Trailhead Parking off Lahaye Drive
The hike will commence from the trailhead parking located “off” Lahaye Drive, almost directly adjacent the southern entrance to DHMC hospital. The group will hike the Water Tower road to the Indian Ridge trail, continue to the northern terminus, and then loop back on Joe's Path and Albert's Path, to the Lahaye Drive trailhead. This trail system follows a north-south ridgeline
with an approximately 500 ft change in elevation. The property contains historic stone walls, mature hardwood and softwood forest stands, as well as stream and wetland features. (1.6 mile, strenuous).
Cross Country Ski/Snowshoe at Balestra
January (date TBD)
14 Stevens Road, Lebanon, NH
Join UVLT, the City of Lebanon, and Suellen Balestra at her conserved Lebanon Farm for a day of cross country skiing or snowshoeing and beautiful scenic vistas! When you are done skiing join us in the barn for small reception to kick off the beginning of our Wild About Lebanon Series! Snacks and hot drinks will be provided. If the snow is of good quality the trails will be groomed! (Varying distances and difficulty)
Class Six Snowshoe
February (date TBD)
Join to explore some of Lebanon’s Class 6 Roads! We will meet at Hall Road just South of Poverty Lane Orchard. This through hike ends close to Trues Brook. 1 mile snowshoe with moderate up and down.
Hike (or Snowshoe) Signal Hill
March (date TBD)
Signal Hill, Stevens Road, Lebanon
Celebrate the returning of the light with a hike the day after Daylight Savings Time begins. The sun won’t set until almost 7pm so let’s get outside for this nice after work hike! This hike on old logging roads goes uphill to beautiful overlooks, through two large fields and dense pine woods to a clearing that affords views of Croydon Mountain, Mount Ascutney, and Blueberry Hill. If conditions are appropriate we will end with a small campfire. (2 miles, easy)
Earth Day at Starr Hill
Celebrating the Spirit of Conservation and the life of Laurel Letter
April 22, 2019
The Woodlands, Lebanon
Join UVLT staff in a short hike from the Woodlands through Starr Hill Preserve. We will start at the Woodlands upper parking lot to the plaque dedicated to Laurel for her hard work to help UVLT buy, conserve, and give the property to the City. (1 mile, easy)
Bird Walk at Chambers Memorial Reserve
May (date TBD)
Join us in a walk through this neighborhood park. We will walk through pine and hemlock stands down to the banks of the Connecticut where we will hopefully catch glimpses of migrating waterfowl and other birds. Meet at the Kiosk off of Faraway Lane, please park on the south side of the road (2 mi, moderate with some steep & strenuous down/up hills).
Check Out the New Trails at Ticknor
June (date TBD)
Visit the vernal pool and check out the new connector trail to the woods road on the property. More details on this one coming soon!