What we're about

This group is for women who want to explore the many outdoor opportunities available in southern New Hampshire and northeastern Massachusetts. Activities include walking, hiking, biking, kayaking and bird watching plus snowshoeing and cross country skiing. We’ll take time to appreciate beautiful scenery, look for signs of wildlife, take photos, and share our knowledge, or curiosity, about the natural world.

Women of all ages, sizes, orientations and fitness levels are welcome to join us. Activities will involve varying levels of physical challenge; with some easy and some more strenuous. We’ll share any challenges in a supportive atmosphere among new friends.

Event organizers are volunteers who have agreed to share their love of an activity or area with us. If your plans change and you cannot attend an event that you signed up for please update your RSVP as soon as possible so that the organizer is aware of the change. If you are a "no show" for an event you will be removed from the group.

There is no charge to become a member or to participate in an event. Participants should expect to cover costs associated with events such as entrance fees and transportation costs. Please consider car-pooling to events when possible.

Dogs will be welcome at some events and not at others. Check the event posting or with the event organizer. Please be prepared to clean up after your dog.

Please let us know if you have an idea for an event or if you would like to become an event organizer.

Liability Waiver
Please understand that any activity can be dangerous. Because of this you must agree that when you attend a meetup event you must hold harmless, and indemnify the organizers and their heirs, and all members and participants of this Meetup group from any and all claims for injury, illness, death, and/or property damage including those caused by negligence, ignorance, inexperience and other reasons. You also agree to assume all mental, physical, financial, and/or other risk associated with this meetup. All meetup activities pose inherent risks and dangers. Participation in these activities is voluntary and dependent upon your own personal judgment.

Upcoming events (2)

Explore Hollis Town Forest

Silver Lake State Park

Join us for a leisurely hike at Hollis' Spaulding Town Forest. The forest includes an interesting mix of woodlands and wetlands with several ponds. The terrain is mostly flat but there are some rolling hills. The trails have the usual assortment of roots and rocks and some sections may be wet. We plan to hike around 4 miles spending 3-4 hours on the trails. Bring water and a trail snack. This can be a good place to see or hear birds so bring your binoculars. Leashed dogs are welcome to join us. There are no restroom facilities. We will cancel if bad weather is forecast. Decision made the day before. https://www.hollisnh.org/trails-committee/pages/town-forest-area-trails We'll meet in the south east corner of the Silver Lake State Park parking lot. We'll send an email the day before with contact information.

May Sunday Ramble - Assabet River Wildlife Refuge

Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge, 680 Hudson Rd

Join us for our May Ramble...Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge, Take 2! The group enjoyed this walk so much in March we decided to do it again in warmer weather. If you can print a map to bring along that would be helpful. https://www.farnwr.org/refuge2.html https://www.fws.gov/refuge/Assabet_River/ As with every ramble, we set more of a strolling pace to take in the birds and landscape along the way. In this case we will explore a few trails of the refuge for about[masked] miles. The terrain is rolling and it does have roots and rocks. We will meet between 10:15 and 10:30, setting out by 10:30am after making a general plan for our route. If you arrive earlier, the Visitor Center is open 10-4 and houses some very interesting ecological and historical exhibits of the area. Drive all the way in and park near visitor center. Please wear sturdy walking shoes and bring water. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated. As with all of our rambles everyone is invited to join in the after ramble lunch at a nearby cafe, probably Emma’s Cafe on Great Road in Stow, since we enjoyed the wide variety of tasty and healthy entrees.

Past events (363)

Explore Rocky Hill Sanctuary

Mass Audubon's Rocky Hill Wildlife Sanctuary

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