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A hawk soaring gracefully above the Slim Baker Conservation Area.
“Slim” Baker, a dedicated and much-loved local conservation officer with the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department. Slim dreamed of setting up a “school for outdoor living” in the Newfound Lake area, and the Slim Baker Area is the fulfillment of that dream. The Slim Baker Area is maintained by the Slim Baker Foundation, and is open year-round for hiking, snow- shoeing, and camping. For more information, to make facilities reservations, or to make a dona- tion to the foundation, please go to
 BRISTOL – August; The month the back-to-school blues begin to take hold – but they don’t have to! The Slim Baker Conservation Area in Bristol, NH has several exciting late-sum- mer events lined up to keep the kids engaged in outdoor learning as summer begins to wind down. Each event is free & open to the public.
Grand Opening of the Slim Baker Nature Trail: August 26, 2023
Over the past two years, the Slim Baker Foundation for Out- door Education, Inc. has been working with environmental experts to create a new outdoor experience. Along the Stephens and Greenan Trails at the Slim Baker Area, 15 stations take an in-depth look at the ecology, hy- drology, and geology of the Slim Baker Area. This self-guided ex- perience, which takes about an
Late-Summer Events At The Slim Baker Conservation Area
   Ella Walker stands next to a recently installed Slim Baker Nature Trail sign.
hour in total, will leave you with a deeper understanding of - and appreciation for - the natural world around you. Here’s a sneak peek at some of the fascinating information you will find!
StoryWalk®: August 26, 2023 – October 1, 2023
Come one, come all, and enjoy a summertime StoryWalk® along the wooded acreage of the Slim Baker Conservation Area in Bristol, NH. The chosen book
is Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey. Pages of the book will be spaced apart along a path, and participants can read the story while spending quality time outdoors connecting with nature.
Marie Ann Baldwin and Lalie Clark Slim Baker StoryWalk® participants.
ages welcomed & encouraged to visit.
Hawk Watch & Slim Baker Day: September 17, 2023, 10am-2pm
Hike up to Inspiration Point for a chance to view the start of the annual fall hawk migration. Many raptors, including Hawks, typically migrate from Septem- ber through November. They move along ridgelines and float gracefully along air currents. Bring your binoculars, patience, and sense of adventure while waiting to spot the movement of a hawk along the horizon. From the porch of the Slim Baker Lodge, a tribute to the life and legacy of Everett “Slim” Baker will be on display for all to view.
The Slim Baker Area is 135- acre tract of conserved land on Little Round Top Mountain in Bristol, New Hampshire, set up in 1953 as a memorial to Everett
The StoryWalk
place starting August 26th and will remain up until the begin- ning of October. This is another self-guided experience with all
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