Beaver Brook Association Land
117 Ridge Road, Hollis, NH
The Beaver Brook Association founders had genuine foresight when they began their land protection efforts more than fifty years ago. Starting with an 18-acre parcel, Hollis Nichols and Jeff Smith, two cousins, had a vision and began the creation of a conservation oasis in 1964. The land encompasses fields, ponds, wetlands and woods. Today the site provides more than 30 miles of hiking trails, hosts field trips for over 8,000 children annually and provides over 60 seasonal programs. The center was recently gifted a larger collection of stuffed birds, many of which are indigenous to the northeast. It maintains a location for more intense bird activities including a bird feeders bluebird boxes and a screened blind.
More than 125 species of birds have been recorded in the area. The land supports an abundance of small mammals such as squirrels, chipmunks and rabbits, and provides important abundant habitat components for white-tailed deer. Beaver are active in the wetlands, ponds and brooks. Moose are occasionally seen.
GPS – N 42 o43.984’ W 071o 37.286’
Take Route 101A west for 5 miles. Turn right on Boston Post Road. Go 2 miles, then turn left on Stearns Road. Go .3 miles, and then take a left on Rhodora Drive. Go straight ahead to parking area.
Go east on Rte. 101A for .5 mile, then turn left on Rte. 122. Immediately turn right on Sterns Road and to 1.1 miles. Turn right on Rhodora Drive and go straight ahead to parking area.
Parking for 100 +/- cars
The Beaver Brook Association
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Tel: (603) 465-7787