Knights Pond Conservation Area Hike

August 23

9-12 pm

 

 

Join us for a guided hike around one of the Lake’s Regions most pristine and unique ecological areas, Knight’s Pond.

This 31-acre crystal-clear pond, enclosed by 307 acres of conserved land, was part of a multi-year land protection project in the late 1980s to the early 1990s. It is now one of the only large water bodies in the Lakes Region without any development along its shoreline. Formed by glacial erosion, the blend of steep rock drumlin cliffside and wetland beaver habitat provides a multitude of natural communities to explore.

Lakes Region Conservation Corps member Alyssa Milo will lead this easy/moderate 2.8-mile hike around the pond and will share her research on the geologic features of the area and answer your naturalist questions.

 

 

Details:

This outing will start at 9 am. We will walk 0.4 miles up an old road, eventually meeting the main blue trail that follows the circumference of the pond. After this 2-mile loop, we will return to the parking lot by approximately 12 pm. We ask that participants plan to arrive by 8:45 am to register and prepare for the hike. Please note that the cell phone reception in the area is spotty at best.

 

Directions:

From Alton: From the traffic circle junction of NH-28 and 11, go 7.5 miles north on NH-28 and turn right onto Rines Road. Follow Rines Road for 1.1 miles. Bear left at the fork and continue for 0.5 miles, then turn left again onto the road to Knights Pond (sign and gate).

From Wolfeboro: From the blinker at the corner in South Wolfeboro, go south for 1.6 miles and turn left onto Rines Road. Follow Rines Road for 1.1 miles. Bear left at the fork and continue for 0.5 miles, then turn left again onto the road to Knights Pond (sign and gate).

Location

 

Cost:

All LRCT guided hikes are free, but registration is required.

 

Bring/Wear:

We ask that participants wear sturdy waterproof footwear for uneven terrain. Bring water and snacks, and dress appropriately for the weather. You may consider bringing insect repellent and sunscreen.

 

Cancellation/Postponement:

In the event of inclement weather, you will be notified of a cancellation and rain date via email.