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Harris Center announces a handful of local hikes

The Harris Center has announced a series of guided hikes of varying difficulty to take place over the next few weeks.

On April 4, join Ollie Mutch and Lee Baker for this scenic hike along the Gridley River in Sharon, with views of waterfalls along the way. All ages and abilities are welcome on this moderately easy, 2-mile walk. Bring water and lunch, and meet at 10 a.m. in the parking lot beside Ocean State Job Lot (at the intersection of Routes 101 and 202) in Peterborough. Back by 3 p.m. For more information, contact Eric Masterson at masterson@harriscenter.org.

On April 5, join Brian Bishoff and Russ Daigle for the Pitcher Mountain to Hubbard Hill hike. This moderately strenuous, four-mile hike on the Monadnock-Sunapee Greenway trail. Bring water and lunch, and meet at 10 a.m. at the Pitcher Mountain parking lot off Route 123 in Stoddard. Back by 3 p.m. For more information, contact Eric Masterson at masterson@harriscenter.org.

On April 12, join Jim Orr for a morning of moderately strenuous trail work, clearing branches and leaf litter from the historic stone culverts along the Cadot Trail. All ages and abilities are welcome. Bring gloves, and a rake if you have one. Meet at 9 a.m. at the Cadot Trail gate on Old Dublin Road in Hancock. Back by 1 p.m. For more information, contact Eric Masterson at masterson@harriscenter.org.

Finally, on April 13, learn about the cellar holes of Nelson with Rick Church, who has spent the best part of a decade documenting the history of Nelson’s stone walls, old roads, and cellar holes. Church will lead a morning’s exploration of some of these notable features. Expect to walk about 3 moderately-easy miles. Meet at 1 p.m. at the Nelson Town Common. Back by 4 p.m. For more information, contact Eric Masterson at masterson@harriscenter.org.

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