Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Outdoor Recreation for Seniors (ORFS) Hike at Mink Brook Nature Preserve, Hanover, New Hampshire

Let's go hiking with the ORFS!  Today's outdoor trek will be in Hanover, NH at the Mink Brook Nature Preserve. Weather is sunny and in the low 70's ...AND the black flies are still sleeping!

The Mink Brook Nature Preserve protects habitat for wild brook trout, bears, and many other creatures while offering a natural retreat within walking distance of downtown Hanover. Owned by the Hanover Conservancy, this 112-acre preserve is the result of deep generosity and community spirit. Through the millennia, Mosbasak Sibosis (“Mink Brook” in Abenaki) has been an important center of life for Native Americans and remains so today. (Mink Brook Nature Preserve Map and Guide)

The above map’s red arrows begin and end at the Parking (P) area and proceeds through the wooden gate onto Quinn Trail along Mink Brook; continues on the Forest Loop; crosses the Bridge to Trout Brook Trail; and returns back to the Bridge and exits at the wood gate on Quinn Trail.  Our trek took about 1 ½ hours.

Who are the ORFS?
The Outdoor Recreation for Seniors (ORFS) group meets every Tuesday year-round at 10 am.  In the summer we kayak/canoe, swim and hike.  In the fall we hike, and in the winter we snowshoe and cross-country ski.  Our trips are from 1-1/2 to 2 hours, followed by lunch.

Directions and location are available for our Tuesday 10 am outings via email and the monthly New London Chapin Senior Center Courier newsletter. To learn more and join, contact the Chapin Senior Center at 357 pleasant Street, PO Box 1263, New London, New Hampshire 03752 or go to their web site at http://www.coachapincenter.org

ORFS is a very informal group and participation is for all outdoor enthusiasts wanting guaranteed good exercise with a friendly fun group.


More Blog Posts on Outdoor Recreation for Seniors (ORFS)
1. ORFS Winter Hike Puts Safety First: Kidder-Cleveland-Clough Trail


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