From 9am until 12pm

Most people driving through Crawford Notch on US Route 302 are unaware they are passing an exemplary old-growth northern hardwood forest. The Dry River Old Growth Forest is over 300 acres in size and is part of Crawford Notch State Park. Our walk will focus on recognizing an old-growth forest using a checklist of characteristics. We will also learn about smartphone Apps, such as Arboreal Tree, that can measure tree heights with your phone. Our walk will take us to the NH State Champion Yellow Birch and several huge sugar maple and white ash trees. This easy-rated walk is two-miles round trip with minimal elevation gain. We will be off-trail for part of the session and walking on uneven stony ground with fallen branches and logs. Bring water, a pencil, and clothing for the weather. Binoculars, a camera, and a hand lens are helpful.

Space is limited and registration is required. Click here to register.

Sponsored in part by the Neil & Louise Tillotson Fund at the NH Charitable Foundation & the Glen House Hotel