Take a guided hike through the forestland, agricultural fields and key wildlife habitat on the Johnson-Clark Nature Reserve, one of the Forest Society’s conservation easement properties. The Johnson-Clark Nature Reserve was created by three dedicated friends and neighbors who agreed to purchase and conserve a 227-acre tract including Lewis Hill in Bethlehem. The landowners conveyed three conservation easements to protect their tracts in perpetuity and have agreed to steward this nature reserve as a unit. Several new hiking trails cross the property. The scenic property, located in close proximity to the Rocks Estate, provides important wildlife habitat for a variety of native species. This tour will traverse from agricultural fields through woodlands, pass interesting rock outcroppings and reach the summit of Lewis Hill before returning. The total distance is approximately two miles of moderate hiking to reach the summit for partial views. Bring lots of water, snacks or lunch, sun and bug protection, and wear sturdy hiking shoes. No dogs, please.
This event is part of a series presented by the Society for the Protection of NH Forests, WMUR, and Stay Work Play NH to help participants get outside this season and to showcase conserved properties around the state.