In 1880 Roland Robertson wrote about New England fences –“Of all the fences, the most enduring and satisfying to the eye is the stonewall. If its foundation be well laid, it may last as long as the world.”

Held together by the forces of gravity and friction, New England stonewalls have passed the test of time. Learn the craft of dry stone walling with Master Craftsman, Chris Tanguay at the Tin Mountain Stonewall Building Workshop on Saturday, September 14, 8:30 AM through 4:30 PM, and /or Sunday, September 15, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM. Tanguay is committed to constructing quality hardscapes to age old standards upheld by the Dry Stone Walling Association of Great Britain. Being one of seven certified Master Craftsmen in the United States and one of 163 in the world, you are ensured a project that will last a lifetime.

Come try your hand at the ancient art of stone wall building and leave a piece of yourself on the landscape. Participants will work as a team; placing specially chosen stones to build a freestanding stonewall off the back of the great room at the base of the hill and along the trail head. After the wall is finished the hill will be built up to cover the rock wall creating a retaining wall. The cost for Tin Mountain members is $25 for either the Saturday or Sunday workshops, or $38 for both. The cost for non-members is $50 for either the Saturday or Sunday workshops, or $75 for both. Reservations are requested by calling Tin Mountain at 603-447-6991 or emailing Be sure to bring safety glasses or sunglasses, heavy duty work boots, work gloves, a stone hammer and lunch.

Tin Mountain Conservation Center is a 501 (c) 3 environmental education non-profit organization serving the greater Mount Washington Valley for over thirty years. Tin Mountain nature programs are sponsored in part by L.L. Bean, the Evenor Armington Fund and Residence Inn by Marriott, North Conway.