, Kingston, NH


May 29, 2014

Outside in Hampstead

HAMPSTEAD — Dr. Kevin Arling leads mountain bike outings for all levels of ability on Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m., at the West Road parking lot. Contact Kevin: 327-7171 or

Hike to the Blue Heron rookery on Sat., June 7, from 1:00-2:30 p.m. The hike begins at the end of Golden Meadow, taking hikers past the covered bridge featured on the Town Report. Bring waterproof boots, binoculars, hiking stick, tick spray. Contact Linda Ross at

Don’t miss the Art in Nature workshop nature sketching with Michael Terrile on Sun., August 24, from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. All level of artists’ are welcome to meet at the West Road parking lot, hike a short distance. Participants can bring their own supplies or they will be furnished. For a creative and enjoyable morning sketching on-site from direct observation, contact him so he’ll know what to bring for supplies (329-4207 or email

A Mushroom Foraging Outing lead by Ross Huntington will be held on Sat., October 4 at 9:00 a.m. Participants will meet at the end of Golden Meadow. Bring a basket or paper bag and a knife for harvesting. If you have any questions, call Ross at 329-4841.

The annual “Turkey Buster” hike led by David Treat will take place the day after Thanksgiving (November 28). Participants will meet at 9:00 a.m. at the West Road parking lot, for a two-hour romp both on and off trail. For details, email

Brent Ebner leads mountain bike outings in the Darby Brook section on Sundays at 9:00 a.m. Meet at the Nelson Drive cul-de-sac. For more information, contact Brent at 382-1375, or

Also - Trail maps are available for both Darby Brook and West Road! These maps are available online as .pdf files and are formatted to be printed on 11x17 paper.

Free maps will be given to all “Outside” participants!

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