ACT’s “Shoes & Brews” July

From the desk of Gal Potashnick;

ACT’s ‘Shoes & BrewsSM Heads to Cöos County in July!

DALTON – Tucked away on Dalton Mountain “Above the 15-Mile Falls” ( is a privately-owned preserve with farmland, spectacular views, and an interesting history. On Saturday, July 13th, you’re invited to discover part of this newly conserved parcel, not usually open to the public. Bring a friend (or several!) to walk along old woods roads and single-track trails to a breathtaking panoramic view of the CT River valley.

Join the Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust’s (ACT) Outreach Director Gal Potashnick alongside ACT members and property owners, Jim & Sandy Dannis for ACT’s July’s ‘Shoes & Brews’ event from 1:45 – 5pm.  The ‘Shoes will start at about 1:45pm in Dalton while the Brews is set to begin at 3:30pm at Lancaster’s Copper Pig Brewery. Not able to make it to both portions?  You can join either or both.  If you’re only coming to the Brews, bring a friend(s)!

Make sure to wear your boots for the ‘Shoes portion of the event. We’ll gain about 400′ of elevation as we take in the flora and fauna that may cross our path. The approx. 2 mile up and back to Spruce Knob will move at a slow to moderate pace with plenty of stops for water along the way and time at the summit to take in the view.  Kids are encouraged to come along and dogs are also welcome!

After the hike, the group will head over to the Copper Pig Brewery in downtown Lancaster for snacks and refreshments.  The Brews portion will officially run from 3:30 to about 5 p.m., and all are welcome to come and go as needed.  A big thank you to the Copper Pig Brewery for helping to support this event by not only hosting for the very first time but sponsoring this ‘Shoes & Brews!

Registration for the ‘Shoes is required and is capped at 20 participants for your safety and enjoyment, so please be sure to register ASAP. Registration for the Brews is not required but is very much appreciated to help organizers plan accordingly.  Registration closes at noon on Friday, Jul 12.  You must be registered to receive details about the meeting location.  To sign up today go to

Our ‘Shoes & BrewsSM events are a great way to get outside and explore new places, meet new friends, and enjoy some delicious local fare. Check the ACT website or sign up for our monthly E-News to find out about future ‘Shoes & BrewsSM and other ACT events.

The Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust inspires and leads private, voluntary action to conserve the land the North Country loves.  Learn more and become a member at or by calling (603) 823-7777.


“ACT’s July ‘Shoes & BrewsSM at Spruce Knob in Dalton & Copper Pig Brewery in Lancaster.” Saturday, July 13th, 1:45 – 5 p.m. Information and registration at or call (603) 823-7777. Free and open to the public; all ages welcome. Suggested $5 donation to support conservation. Hosted by Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust. Registration for the ‘Shoes is required and capped at 20; registration for the Brews is appreciated but not required.

“Dragonflies in your Backyard”  Friday, July 19th, 6 – 7:30 p.m. Carolina Crapo Building, Sugar Hill, NH. More information at or call (603) 823-7777. Hosted by Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust. Free. Registration is appreciated but not required.

“Mid-Week Summer Walk (& Picnic)” Wednesday, July 31, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Bronson Hill Conservation Area in Sugar Hill, NH. Kids welcome. More information at or call (603) 823-7777. Hosted by Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust. Free. Registration is required and capped at 15.

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