Outdoor Activities in the Upper Valley

Hi folks,

One of my hopes this year is to connect our Ford Sayre community with some of the great outdoor activities happening in the Upper Valley – especially those geared toward younger children who like to spend time outdoors! Here are a few activities coming up in the next month.

  1. Kite Day at Balch Hill is happening in Hanover on Saturday, May 14th from 2:00-4:00 pm. Enjoy a short walk from the Grasse Road parking area to the summit of Balch Hill, then let your children run around with their kites as you enjoy the great views from the top! This event is sponsored by the Hanover Conservancy and Red Kite Candy. Click here for more information.
  2. Storr’s Pond Summer Kick-off Event: Mark your calendars for the kick-off of the summer season at Storr’s Pond in Hanover on Saturday, June 4th from 10:00-2:00pm. This event is open to the public (free of charge) and sponsored by the Hanover Improvement Society – more details should come out soon, but the initial plans sound like a lot of FUN! Note: Your children spent time in December running on the Storr’s Pond trails – come see what the trails look like when we have green leaves and warm water! 
  3. A Trail Kids Hike (ages 8-11) is happening on Saturday, June 4th from 10:00-2:00pm on the Appalachian Trail. The program is sponsored by Youth-in-Action and the Hartford Parks & Rec Department. Children will explore the woods, visit trail shelters, and cover about 4-6 miles (trail section to be identified the week prior to the hike). For more information, click here.

Look for my next message in a month or so when we have more details on the Third Annual Hanover Trails Challenge – a fun and family-centered chance to see some new terrain in our backyard!

Finally, if you are a Hanover resident, don’t forget to vote on Tuesday, May 10th (7am-7pm at the Hanover High School). Article 8 (zoning amendment 7) has direct impact on the nordic ski experience in Hanover. For more information on the amendment, see my previous post.

Best wishes,

Aricca; bkl.one.day@fordsayre.org

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