Full Moon Snowshoe at Sleeping Astronomer Forest (Bethlehem)
The 90 acre Sleeping Astronomer Forest in Bethlehem was once destined for house lots, but was "saved" by Dr. Henry W. Vallant and George R. Mathey in 2004 and is now managed as part of the Forest Society's Rocks Estate. A short trail on the forest travels through dense forest cover that is home to snowshoe hares, ruffed grouse, and predators that feed on these species. The abutting 89 acre Seven Springs property has an extensive trail system and is also owned by the Forest Society. We will hike the Sleeping Astronomer Forest's short but steep trail, providing moonlit views of the Town of Littleton below.
Bring your own snowshoes, headlamp, water, and snacks, and dress in warm layers as it is likely to be cold. We will meet at the parking lot of the Elks Lodge on Route 302 in Bethlehem (from Exit 40 on I-92, travel west about 1.2 miles and the Elks Club will be on your left) at 6PM. RSVP requested- please RSVP below! If you have questions, please contact Nigel Manley at firstname.lastname@example.org.