The Rocks kicks off the summer season with a Wildflower Walk on June 3. The walk, from 9 – 11:30 a.m. will feature the intriguing history of The Rocks and the flora growing around the Historic Mile Path.
The guided tour at The Rocks will take place on the Historic Mile Path, an area normally off-limits to visitors. Led by Rocks Director and farmer Nigel Manley and wildflower enthusiast Ginny Jeffryes, the tour will include discussion of the property’s storied history, the array of plants growing there, and the forestry work done as part of the property’s long-range forest management plan.
“Guests will get to see some of the favorite places of the Glessner family, who built The Rocks and spent many summers here,” said Manley. “We’ll also explain the forestry work done the past few winters as part of our ongoing effort to protect the cultural sites here and to enhance wildlife habitat on the property.”
Manley recommends reserving a spot for the morning tour. The tour allows only 15 people, and they generally fill quickly. The walk will begin from the parking lot behind the barn at The Rocks. For more information, program times and to reserve a place on the tour, please visit www.therocks.org, e-mail [email protected], or call 603-444-6228.
The Rocks is the North Country Conservation & Education Center of the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests (www.forestsociety.org). The Forest Society is non-profit membership organization founded in 1901 to protect the state’s most important landscapes and promote wise use of its natural resources.