The Fells Estate Winter Programs and Events

Scenic and educational hikes and programs

Press release

January
First Thursday Hike at The Fells
Thursday, January 4, 11am
Join Brick Moltz, Education Director at The Fells, for a one-hour hike on The Fells property. These informal, moderate walks will be an opportunity to get a little exercise, spend time out in the landscape, and perhaps discover something new about the property once owned by the John Hay family. Members: free, non-members: included with regular admission fee. No reservations necessary. Meet at The Fells Kiosk. www.thefells.org

Out and About at The Fells: Winter Wonder
Tuesday, January 30, 10-11am
Have you ever wondered how animals get through New Hampshire's long, cold winter? Our January sessions will explore what animals are eating, where they live, how they move and what signs of their activity can be found. Join the Lake Sunapee Protective Association’s education staff in this program for pre-school age children and their caregivers. Children will love the hands on learning and sensory experiences; guided exploration; creative play; and art and music. Free. No reservations necessary. Meets at The Fells Gatehouse. Co-sponsored by The Fells and Lake Sunapee Protective Association. www.thefells.org

February
First Thursday Hike at The Fells
Thursday, February 1, 11am
Join Brick Moltz, Education Director at The Fells, for a one-hour hike on The Fells property. These informal, moderate walks will be an opportunity to get a little exercise, spend time out in the landscape, and perhaps discover something new about the property once owned by the John Hay family. Members: free, non-members: included with regular admission fee. No reservations necessary. Meet at The Fells Kiosk. www.thefells.org

Out and About at The Fells: Snow! Snow! Snow!
Tuesday, February 27, 10-11am
Let's take a closer look at the white stuff! We'll investigate what makes snow so special and the “secret kingdom” where animals live during the harsh, cold winter. Join the Lake Sunapee Protective Association’s education staff in this program for pre-school age children and their caregivers. Children will love the hands on learning and sensory experiences; guided exploration; creative play; and art and music. Free. No reservations necessary. Meets at The Fells Gatehouse. Co-sponsored by The Fells and Lake Sunapee Protective Association. www.thefells.org

March
First Thursday Hike at The Fells
Thursday, March 1, 11am
Join Brick Moltz, Education Director at The Fells, for a one-hour hike on The Fells property. These informal, moderate walks will be an opportunity to get a little exercise, spend time out in the landscape, and perhaps discover something new about the property once owned by the John Hay family. Members: free, non-members: included with regular admission fee. No reservations necessary. Meet at The Fells Kiosk. www.thefells.org

Coming Soon: The Cougar Comes to the East
Friday, March 16, 7:00-8:30pm
Join Sue Morse of Keeping Track for a magnificently illustrated introduction to cougar biology and ecology in the broad diversity of habitats where Sue has studied them, from Alberta to the Arizona/Mexico border.  Get the low-down regarding the latest confirmations of cougars in the east, including the recently documented suitability of a substantial amount of wild habitats from Manitoba to Louisiana and Maine to Georgia.  It is only a matter of time!  Presentation only: members; $15, non-members $20. Combined presentation and hike: members $35; non-members $45. Advance registration required. To register, call 603-763-4789 ext. 3. Refreshments served. www.thefells.org

This program can be combined with a group hike on the following day for a discounted fee for both events. Presentation only: members; $15, non-members $20. Hike only: members $25, non-members $30. Combined presentation and hike: members $35; non-members $45. Advance registration required. To register, call 603-763-4789 ext. 3. Refreshments served.

Tracking Animals by Understanding Habitat –Group Hike
Saturday, March 17, 9:00am-12:00noon –
Sue Morse leads a moderate 3-hour hike (or snowshoe!) to teach us how to recognize and interpret wildlife signs, paying particular attention to the relationship between the animals and their habitat. We will explore portions of the Hay Forest and Wildlife Management Area, situated across Route 103A from the Fells Gatehouse. Hike only: members $25, non-members $30. Combined presentation and hike: members $35; non-members $45. Advance registration required. To register, call 603-763-4789 ext. 3. Refreshments served. www.thefells.org

Out and About at The Fells: Sweet Winter and Signs of Spring!
Tuesday, March 27, 10-11am
Days are growing longer and March breezes may surprise us with snowdrifts or mud puddles! During the month of March, we will follow spring's amazing awakening and progress. Join the Lake Sunapee Protective Association’s education staff in this program for pre-school age children and their caregivers. Children will love the hands on learning and sensory experiences; guided exploration; creative play; and art and music. Free. No reservations necessary. Meets at The Fells Gatehouse. Co-sponsored by The Fells and Lake Sunapee Protective Association. www.thefells.org