ACT’s “Shoes & Brews” August

From the desk of Gal Potashnick, Outreach & Member Services Director;

ACT’s August ‘Shoes & Brews” Heads Back to Bethlehem!

BETHLEHEM – Looking to find a local trail system with a few mountain views, some rivers and creeks, great birding, and an experimental forest? Join the Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust (ACT) for its August ‘Shoes & Brews in Bethlehem on Saturday, August 10 from 2:00 to 5:30 p.m.! Come and explore a little-known corner of the White Mountain National Forest being maintained by the Bethlehem Trails Association (BTA) for both hiking and mountain biking.

For the ‘Shoes, we’ll stroll along old wide roads and a few narrower wooded trails. The loop is about 2.5 miles total with minor to moderate elevation gains (~200 ft). We’ll walk at a conversational pace with plenty of breaks for water and to take in the views of the Gale River and nearby mountains.  Kids are encouraged to come along and dogs are also welcome!

We’ll then head to the Wayside Inn in Bethlehem for the Brews part of the event to enjoy some snacks and refreshments.  A big thanks to the Wayside Inn for sponsoring this event by providing ACT drink specials and snacks! Come to catch up with old friends and get to know new ones.  All are welcome and are free to come and go as needed. The Brews will officially run from 4:00 to about 5:30 p.m. but you’re invited to stay and enjoy a full meal at The Wayside Inn’s lovely restaurant.

Not able to make it to both portions of the event?  You can join either or both.  If you’re only coming to the Brews, bring a friend(s)!

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, August 9.  To sign up today go to act-nh.org/education-events.

ACT’s ‘Shoes & Brews events are a great way to get outside, 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 & Brews 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 act-nh.org or by calling (603) 823-7777.

CALENDAR:

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

ACT’s August ‘Shoes & Brews in Bethlehem – Trudeau Road Loop & Wayside Inn” Saturday, August 10th, 2 – 5:30 p.m. Information and registration at act-nh.org/education-events 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.

“Bee Happy: Creating Bee Friendly Gardens & Landscapes” Wednesday, August 14th, 5 – 6:30 p.m. Summit by Morrison, Whitefield, NH. More information at act-nh.org/education-events or call (603) 823-7777. Hosted by Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust. Free. Registration is appreciated but not required.

“Mid-Week Summer Walk (& Picnic)” Wednesday, August 28th, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Lawrence Family Forest in Franconia, NH. Kids welcome. More information at act-nh.org/education-events or call (603) 823-7777. Hosted by Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust. Free. Registration is required and capped at 15.

(photo credit – ACT member; Joanne Jones).

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