Sunset Hill Evening Hike: Return to The Source of The Brook

Renowned New England Naturalist John Hay was fond of hiking in the forests of New Hampshire. His book, In The Company of Light, retraces a hike to reach the hidden headwaters of Beech Brook, the water supply for his boyhood home at The Fells. The spring is hidden deep in the woods and off-trail on the Forest Society’s 700+-acre Hay Forest Reservation located adjacent to The Fells. Join Forest Society Education Director Dave Anderson for a spectacular evening hike to reach the source of Beech Brook and then a rugged bushwhack hike off trail to reach the summit of Sunset Hill, ancestral Hay family summer picnic grounds.

Difficulty: A rugged, 2+-mile loop hike that gains 550 feet to the 1800 foot elevation at the summit of Sunset Hill. BYO water and snacks.Off trail bushwhacking is required.

SPNHF and Fells members $10, non-members $15. 

NOTE: Advance registration required. To register, call The Fells 603-763-4789 X3 or visit thefells.org for more information.

All programs meet at the Welcome Kiosk. 

Co-sponsored by the Society for the Protection of NH Forests and The Fells. 

The green and white logo of The Fells.