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Paddle Powder Mill Pond!

  • Powder Mill Pond Robinson Rd Hancock, NH, 03449 United States (map)

Our t-shirt-and-shorts days are numbered! Time to get out on the water once more, taking a paddle around one of the prettiest bodies of water in southern New Hampshire: Powder Mill Pond, in Hancock. The pond is still chock-full of bird-life this time of year. With the shortening days, the swallows are staging in larger groups: we'll have a chance to see four species on the wing, Tree, Bank, Barn, and Rough-winged, all "hawking" for insects, and we'll study their differences. Belted Kingfishers will be chattering from the shoreline, and we'll try to find a Wood Duck family or two without spooking them. 

This trip will include an informal picnic. Bring a bagged lunch and plenty of water, and we'll pull the boats on shore for a bite to eat around noon.

Let's meet at 9:00 at Elmwood Junction (S. Elmwood Rd.), just off Route 202, about 7.3 miles north of Peterborough. Take an immediate left over a little bridge and follow the road to the parking spot beside the pond.

Note: Don't have a canoe or kayak? No problem. We have boats available for use, but we need to know ahead of time if you're planning to come. R.S.V.P. if you're interested to

Later Event: September 20