DATE: Feb 24, 2024 to Feb 24, 2024

Meeting Time: 1:00 PM

Event Coordinator: Gandalf
Loudon, NH

Max # People: 15

Trip Guiding / Event Fee: No, I will not be asking participants for money

Difficulty Level: Easy


Check out our Nature Preserve followed by a meal at a local lobster & steak restaurant!

We can enjoy a less ambitious winter hike in the terrific Boisvert & Normand Nature Preserve! This is an easy hike on mostly flat terrain where we will first explore the woods roads, check out our recent timber harvest on our other lot and then do a loop hike over to Soucook Sanctuary and Esker Trails. The highlight will be the section along the Soucook River in an old growth forest. Overall, this will probably be two miles with hardly any elevation gain.

We will most likely need snowshoes on this lightly trafficked preserve. I’ll monitor trail conditions and update the group if we will really need them. Otherwise, I think barebooting will be fine since the trails are mostly flat. If weather/snow conditions are questionable, the leader would cancel.  

For the hike we recommend wearing insulated hiking boots since the snow melt will get into boots making your feet cold. Otherwise, since this hike is so short, street clothes should suffice, but don’t forget to have gloves and warm hat. If you tend to get thirsty, a small water bottle should be fine.    

We will meet for 1PM at Boisvert & Normand Nature Preserve Trailhead. I’ll be driving a blue Toyota Tacoma truck.  

Following the hike, we’ll get together for a meal around 3pm at Mavris Lobster and Seafood Restaurant in Concord, NH. The address is 354 Sheep Davis Road, Concord, NH. You can check out the menu here:

Please sign up if you are interested in going, as I will be making reservations at the restaurant.  I hope you can join us!

Driving directions to the location and spot to meet at:

 If travelling south, drive down Route 106 south, continue past the Motor Speedway until you reach traffic lights. After the road on the left called Town Dump Road, take your next left, Currier Road. After one minute, you’ll see trailhead parking on the right.

If travelling north, drive up I-93 to Concord, take I-393 to the end, and take a left onto Route 106 North. After the traffic lights for the intersection of Route 129, look for Currier Road on the right. After one minute, you’ll see trailhead parking on the right.

If the parking lot is full, please park alongside the road; the same side of the gate.