We'll hike for 2 to 3 hrs at a moderate pace!
The Henderson-Swasey Town Forest is a 220-
acre area of conservation lands managed by
the Exeter Conservation Commission.
Management is also guided by a long term
forest management plan which includes
occasional selective harvesting. The area is
located west of Newfields Road (Rte. 85) near
the rail-road trestle underpass.
The woods are characterized by numerous
boulder and ledge outcrops, hummocky
terrain, and a number of vernal pools and
isolated wetlands. It is a fertile wildlife area
for a variety of species and provides an
excellent wildlife viewing opportunities.
Location: West side of Newfields Road,
South of Route 101 near the railroad trestle
This area has a well established trail system
that provides a number of outdoor
Temporary closures may occur during very
muddy or wet conditions. Closures will be
posted at entrance kiosks and the Town of
Exeter website. Private landowners have the
right to limit access. Please respect closures for the benefit of all users.
The Fine Print: The Liability Waiver and The Hikers Responsibility Code:
THE LIABILITY WAIVER: By clicking the "Yes" option on the RSVP link you are agreeing to the Liability Waiver as stated below:
As a condition of your voluntary participation in this activity you acknowledge and agree to the following: this activity involves inherent risks that can cause property damage, injury, illness, disability, and/or death to participants and/or others; you assume all risk associated with this activity; you are responsible for having the necessary knowledge, skills, abilities, clothing, and equipment to safely participate in this activity; you have read and agree to adhere to the safety standards detailed @ http://www.hikesafe.com .
Remember: Your Event Organizers are volunteers. You alone are solely responsible for your own safety and enjoyment. The organizer(s) of this activity is/are a volunteer(s); and you for yourself, your heirs, executors, and administrators release, hold harmless, and indemnify organizer(s) and all members of this group from any and all claims for property damage, injury, illness, disability, and/or death - including those caused by negligence and/or other reason.
THE HIKER RESPONSIBILITY CODE: We hike in light rain or showers, but heavy snow or extreme cold weather cancels. Bring water, hiking boots (not sneakers), bug spray and lunch/snacks. Protect yourself against deer ticks and dress in appropriate clothing for the weather conditions; NO cotton clothing please! Become self-reliant by learning about the terrain, conditions, local weather and your equipment before you start.
We start as a group, hike as a group, end as a group. We pace our hike to the slowest person. This is a group event and participants are expected to follow the leader, stay together, stop at junctions or summits, and support all participants should circumstances require teamwork. We start together and finish together. If you decide to leave the group at any time, you are on your own.
YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOURSELF AND YOUR OWN SAFETY, SO BE PREPARED!:
Any time estimate given by an Event Organizer is just that. Actual times vary greatly according to weather, trail conditions and the group itself. Don't sign up if you've scheduled something later in the day as The Event Organizer is not responsible for getting you back in time.
Please don't RSVP "Yes" unless you really intend to come. We are committed to being there for you. If you are not equally committed to being there then please don't sign up just to hold a spot.
NO DOGS and NO GUESTS are allowed on this hike. Have your guest join the group so they can agree to this liability waiver and then attend an event once they are accepted on the event.
You need a recognizable facial photo as your profile picture in order to participate in this and all Trekkers events.