ROCKPORT — Ring in the New Year with an invigorating hike at Beech Hill Preserve.
Coastal Mountains Land Trust staff will open Beech Nut, the historic sod-roofed stone hut on top of Beech Hill, for this special event, Wednesday, Jan. 1, from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
“The Hut will welcome you with a toasty fire, lit chandeliers, hot chocolate, and cookies (if you have any leftover cookies, bring them on up!).” said the Coastal Mountains, in a news release. “A sweet start to 2020.”
Dress warmly and wear appropriate footwear. No spikes or crampons will be allowed in the hut (it scratches the tiles).
Watch for signs to park on designated side of the road if the Beech Hill Road lot is full.
Beech Hill Preserve is a 295-acre conservation property, managed for the complementary purposes of maintaining its scenic beauty, historic value, grassland bird habitat, and organic blueberry production.
Coastal Mountains Land Trust has worked since 1986 to permanently conserve land to benefit the natural and human communities of the western Penobscot Bay. The Land Trust has protected more than 10,000 acres, offering 45 miles of trails for public access.