The next hike is Weir Road – Boscawen Town Forest Trails on Saturday August 17th at 10:00 AM. The hike is about 2.5 miles with a moderate slope up and down Dagody Hill and will take about two to two and a half hours.
The deer flies are out, and if you have a hat and head net you will find the trip more enjoyable, particularly if the day is hot.
How to get there: From Route 3 North in Penacook, which is Fisherville Road, take a left turn at the traffic light onto Bog Road. Drive 2.1 miles until Bog Road becomes Horse Hill Road at an intersection just before the Contoocook River. Continue straight across the bridge on Horse Hill Road for 0.3 miles then turn right onto Elm Street. Drive 0.6 miles down Elm Street and Weir Road will be on your left. Take Weir Road, which is gravel, for 0.6 miles until it ends at the Trail Head Parking Area.
The day turned out perfect for our first group hike with seven OLLI members exploring Marjory Swope Park in Concord, NH. The group decided the hike was not too difficult (1.8 miles with 300 feet elevation change). We decided our next hikes will be on Saturday August 17th at 10:00 AM, and Saturday September 14th at 10:00 AM. The group is letting me decide where to hike, so our next hike will be Weir Road – Boscawen Town Forest from the Concord, NH trail side. This is a three mile hike and will take two plus hours. Details to follow! COME JOIN US!!!! Use the contact page to add your name to our mailing list.
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.
Our first hike was the Marjory Swope Park Trail, a 1.75 mile moderate difficulty hike that will take about 1.5 hours. If the day is clear there are views of Mt. Monadnock, Mt. Kearsarge and Long Pond. Stay tuned, and use the contact page to be added to the email list.