Saturday September 30, 2017
Start: 10:00 am
End: 4:00 pm

The Horatio Colony Nature Preserve to host the Pisgah Trail Connector Hike on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 10AM – 4PM

Enjoy “Pisgah-Keene Connector Trail Hike"

Keene, NH - Saturday, September 30, 201710:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Join nature preserve and Monadnock Conservancy staff for a hike to explore the wilds between the Horatio Colony Nature Preserve and Pisgah State Park. We will hike through the beautifully preserved California Brook Natural Area and Horatio Colony Nature Preserve. Much of the landscape is State of NH Tier I (highest ranked) wildlife habitat. Watch for details closer to the event. Meet at 10:00 a.m. at the Horatio Colony Preserve on Daniels Hill Rd. Bring water and lunch and be prepared for moderately strenuous inclines, occasionally muddy trails, and lots of fun! This event is free and open to the public. However, advanced registration is required for this event.

Call 603.283.2115 or email
for registration details.

The Horatio Colony Nature Preserve is a 645-acre parcel of woodlands and wetlands in Keene and Swanzey, NH owned by the Colony Memorial Trust. It provides the community with more than 5 miles of hiking trails, a historic cabin and foundations, place-based education initiatives, ongoing research activities, and a public program series. The preserve is managed by Antioch University New England.

Start: 11:30 am
End: 3:00 pm
Join us for our 30th annual Friends of Pisgah (FOP) Picnic at the Visitors Center, 520 Old Chesterfield Road, Winchester, NH!  All are invited to share in the good times with members, families and guests.

New members are encouraged to attend.  Hamburgers, hot dogs and roasted corn-on-the-cob will be provided along with refreshments, plates and cups.  Feel free to bring your favorite dish, salad or dessert to share.

The Visitor Center and Barn Museum will be open.  Check out the artifacts, scrapbooks and exhibits that highlight the history of Pisgah.  The buildings were built by FOP members and many volunteers in the style of buildings once found in the Park.
Tuesday October 3, 2017
Start: 6:30 pm
End: 8:00 pm

The Friends of Pisgah Council meets at the Pisgah Park Visitor Center the first Tuesday of each month.

Saturday October 7, 2017
Start: 10:00 am
End: 3:00 pm

A once popular event, a canoe and kayak outing on beautiful Pisgah Reservoir, is being revived this October 7th by the Friends of Pisgah.  The Reservoir features numerous islands and a varied shoreline with stunning rock formations. The largest body of water in the Park is remote so this event is a rare opportunity.  All are invited.

Folks will assemble at the lower Pisgah State Park trailhead parking lot on NH Route 119 between Ashuelot and Winchester so we can ready the boats for hauling.  Car parking will be at the upper lot on Reservoir Road in Pisgah State Park.

The event will run from 10AM to 3 PM and preregistration is required.  Contact FOP at to register.   Complete and sign the attached registration form.  Either send the signed form to: Friends of Pisgah, Inc., PO Box 134, Chesterfield, NH 03443 or bring with you to the event.

FOP volunteers will shuttle boats and gear to the water up the steep road to the Reservoir where parking is limited.

Participants should bring their own boat; paddles; a life preserver for each person is mandatory; water and lunch.  Be prepared to hike from the upper parking lot. It is a steep road to the Reservoir as parking is limited to boat transport vehicles. Those unable to hike can be accommodated in boat transports upon request.

The rain date will be the following day Sunday, 10/8/17.

Saturday October 14, 2017
Start: 10:00 am
End: 2:00 pm
The Friends of Pisgah are meeting at the Kilburn Trailhead off Route 63 in Hinsdale Saturday, October 14th, 2017 at 10:00 am to work on the Town Forest trail.  This trail is on the current state park map and runs from the northeast corner of Kilburn Loop to the junction of the Baker Pond trail and the Pisgah Ridge trail.  It passes both the two bunkers remaining from the 1960 era explosives testing of the A. D. Little company and the mill site at the outlet of Baker Pond.  Our goal  to clear the trail and hang new trail signs.

Bring water and lunch.  Bring your own tools or use ours.  Hope to see you there.