Horse Hill Nature Preserve Website Archives
On Saturday, Nov. 21, 2009, the Merrimack Conservation Commission hosted a "Walk About in Merrimack's Open Spaces" with a stop at Horse Hill. About 40 participants enjoyed a stroll up Blodgett Hill while learning about wildlife habitat from Jeff Littleton, Conservation Ecologist from Moosewood Ecological, Dan Cyr, certified forester with Bay State Forestry, and Laura Demming, biologist with the Audubon Society. Check out a few pictures here.
We've made a few improvements to the Loop trail recently to bypass several wet areas. Bit by bit, the trail system is improving.
We hope to create a new version of the trail map soon to respond to those who tell us they would rather the map be flipped upside down. It made sense to us to print it with North on top, but that puts the main trail entrance on top, and for many of you that's just illogical. We're told this could be causing people to get lost. Watch for the new version of the map sometime in the winter of 2010.
3C Race Productions hosted a wonderfully successful snowshoe race at Horse Hill on February 14, 2009, with over 50 participants! Check out the pictures here.
Each season we're seeing a steady increase in the number of visitors to HHNP. Unfortunately, a few visitors have gotten lost on the trails. We're doing a few things to assist those who are not familiar with the trail system:
For those who haven't visited the Preserve in a while, you might not know that each trail intersection is now identified with a SIGN POST! This was a huge effort, and we thank our Chairman Newton Coryell for his tireless digging through NH hardpan to get these in.
The entire Loop trail is now blazed with white. Some of the connectors are blazed with blue but we ran out of time before the cold weather set in so not all blue blazes are in place.