Starting with the vision of land stewards Hollis P. Nichols and Jeffrey P. Smith and a meager 18 acres, Beaver Brook now encompasses over 2000 acres of woodlands and wetlands for the public to enjoy. With approximately thirty-five miles of trails, hikers, bikers, birdwatchers, and equestrians have many recreational opportunities. (Some trails are multi-use, and some are designated for hiking, skiing, and snowshoeing only.)
The Beaver Brook Association—a private, nonprofit educational corporation dedicated to environmental education and land stewardship—also offers many programs for children and adults to support their mission. This is a great place for kids, as many of the trails pass by ponds and alongside brooks over fairly easy terrain. The interconnecting trails provide many opportunities for choosing different routes and taking shortcuts when energy wanes.
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