January Hike Postponed Due to Ice on Trails. February Hike in Concord. Come and Join Us !

With the onset of winter, our hikes are now flatter ground. Our next hike will be Saturday February 22th at 10:00 AM. We will be hiking the Jim Hill River Walk Trails and parking at the end of Runnells Road. This walk takes us beside the Contookcook River. If the snow is deep, this may be a snow shoe hike. The total distance is 2 1/4 miles.

How to Get There. From Downtown Concord go North on North State Street. This becomes Fisherville Road at the stop light after the West Congregational Church. Take a left onto Bog Road off of Fisherville Road at the next light. Cross the bridge over the Contookcook River and the road becomes Horse Hill Road. The next left is Runnells Road. Follow Runnells Road all the way to the end which has a parking area.

Our Sixth Hike !

Regina McMonagle, Carolyn Stiles, David Ross and Karen Chauvette hiking Batchelder Mill Trails
in fresh Concord snow.

The OLLI Concord Area Hiking Group’s sixth hike took us to the site of Concords oldest (it is believed) dam on Mill Brook, the outlet of Turtletown Pond. We hiked in about five inches of fresh fluffy snow on a beautiful sunny day.

The Journey Begins

Thanks for joining us!

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton

Welcome to the blog for the Concord Area Hiking Group, A Special Interest Group of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Granite State College in Concord, NH.

First, some contact information. We have an email address which is:


My name is Ray Mercier and I will be leading this group for its first year.

Please follow the link at the top of the page to read about the Concord Hiking Group. The link should answer most of your questions about how the group functions.

Stay tuned, and use the contact page to be added to the email list.