Rindge Conservation Commission schedules hike

Published: 10/4/2022 3:35:57 PM
Modified: 10/4/2022 3:31:40 PM

Rindge Conservation Commission invites the public to explore the outdoors and learn about Native American culture at Contoocook Marsh Conservation Complex at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16. 

In recognition of International Archaeology Day, which is celebrated Oct. 15, Franklin Pierce University professor Robert Goodby will join the hike to discuss his nearby archaeology excavations. The hike is free and open to everyone. It begins from the parking area on County Road, east off Route 202 about 1 1/2 miles north of Route 119. 

Goodby has more than 30 years of experience excavating Native American sites in New England, including some along the Contoocook. He will share knowledge of the history of the Abenaki people in the area for more than 10,000 years.

The Contoocook Marsh hike is the final event of the Rindge Conservation Commission’s annual hike and paddle series that highlights the trails, forests, and wetlands in Rindge. Each outing is led by an experienced Conservation Commission member with specific knowledge of the history and natural features present on the conservation land. Fred Dodge will lead the Oct. 16 hike.

The Rindge Conservation Commission monitors and protects wetlands, lakeshores, watersheds and other natural resources within the Town of Rindge. Hikes, workdays and educational events are held regularly to involve and educate the public about conservation areas and benefits of preserving land for the future. For information, send email to the Rindge Conservation Commission at rindgeconcom@town.rindge.nh.us.


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