ACT’s ‘Shoes-n- Brews’

From the desk of Gal Potashnick, ACT

ACT Kicks off 2019 ‘Shoes-n-Brews at Bronson Hill & Iron Furnace Brewing

SUGAR HILL – Do you like getting outdoors? How ‘bout a beer with friends? If you answered yes to either of those questions join us for Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust’s first ‘Shoes & Brews event of 2019 – wine drinkers welcome, too!

On Saturday, Jan. 12 the group will meet for a snowshoe (or X-C ski if that suits your fancy and conditions allow) at ACT’s Bronson Hill Conservation Area in Sugar Hill at 2 p.m. After the walk we’ll head to Iron Furnace Brewing in Franconia for brews and snacks from 4 – 5:30 p.m.

The snowshoe walk is planned for about an hour and a half and will be hosted by ACT Trustee Ned Brewer. We’ll be moving at a slow to moderate pace along old woods roads and to the beautiful open fields on Bronson Hill. This magnificent land is currently being conserved with ACT by its generous landowner and through the support of ACT members.

We’ll stop to warm up in the historic cabin and enjoy sweeping views of Franconia Ridge and beyond. Kids are encouraged to come along and dogs are welcome!

After the walk the group will reconvene at approximately 4 p.m. at Iron Furnace Brewing in Franconia for refreshments and a warm up. Come have a beverage, catch up with old friends and get to know more folks in your community. All are welcome (bring a friend!) and are free to come and go as needed. The event will officially run from 4 p.m. to about 5:30 p.m. but you’re invited (even encouraged!) to stay and enjoy the delicious fare at Iron Furnace Brewing.

Registration for the ‘Shoes portion of this event is required – for your safety and enjoyment we must cap the walk at 20 participants so please be sure to pre-register ASAP. Be aware registration closes on Friday, January 11th. Once registered, you will receive an e-mail with details on the meeting location.  Registration for Iron Furnace Brewing is appreciated to help organizers plan accordingly.

Not able to make it to both portions? You’re welcome to join either or both. Only coming for the brews? Bring a friend(s)!

This program is free and open to the public, with a suggested $5 donation to support ACT’s land conservation efforts.  Advance registration is required.  Details and registration information are available at or by calling (603) 823-7777.

The Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust is the North Country’s lands conservancy, protecting land for the vitality and well being of our region.  Learn more and become a member at



‘Shoes & Brews at Bronson Hill/Iron Furnace Brewing, Saturday, January 12, 2-5:30 p.m.  Information and registration available at or call (603) 823-7777. Free and open to the public; all ages welcome.  Suggested $5 donation to support conservation.  Hosted by ACT.


“A Long Winters Nap – NH Hibernators” Friday, January 25, 6-7:30 p.m. Lafayette School, Franconia, NH. More information at or call (603) 823-7777. Hosted by Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust. Free. Registration is appreciated but not required.

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