Upcoming Events




BIRDING with BILL on the CT River Birding Trial May 21st 21st year!

ATTENTION BIRDING ENTHUSIASTS! The Newbury Conservation Commission

Invites you to the 21st annual: “BIRDING with BILL in BOLTONVILLE”

WHEN: Friday May 21st at 6:30 AM (rain or shine)

WHERE: Meet at the very end of Industrial Park Rd. (next road to Blue Mt Union School )

WHAT: For an interesting and exciting bird walk through wetlands and woodlands of the “Wells River Conservation Trails” with Thetford’s famous birder and director of the “CT River Birding Trail”, BILL SHEPARD

Please dress appropriately for damp and cool woods conditions.

***for more info please call (802) 584-4077** www.newburyconservation.org

donations accepted and appreciated

Paddle the Border Spring Sunday May 23rd 18th year

The Paddle The Border (PTB) event was started as a way for community organizations from Vermont and New Hampshire to work together to ” Show Case” our shared asset, the Connecticut River. The event is sponsored by The Newbury Conservation Commission-NCC, Haverhill Recreation Commission-HRC, and Lower Cohase Chamber of Commerce, with support from Upper Valley Land Trust.

The Paddle is held twice a year weather permitting-no rain dates are planned.

The Spring Paddle 2021 date is May 23rd. The Spring Paddle goes from Woodsville Community Field in Woodsville, to the Bedell Bridge State Park Boat Launch off Route 10, Haverhill Corner, NH

There is a shuttle service from the take out, to the launch sight. This Shuttle Service has been providing by Butler Bus Company (we thank them).The Shuttle Service is available from 10am to 11am; This gives us a suggested launch time of 10:30 to 11:30am. The approximate paddle time for the spring and fall paddle is 3-1/2 to 4 hours.

At the end of the paddle there will be music by the Strawberry Farm Band and a cook out by the Ross-Wood Post of the American Legion.


National Trails Day Saturday June 5th our 24th year!

We need your help!

National Trails Day is June 5th this is the day when trails group through out the country will get together to do their spring cleaning on their local trail networks. The Cross Vermont Trail Association, and the Newbury Conservation Commission are sponsoring this year’s event.

Saturday June 5th from 9:00 am to 3pm at Blue Mt. School in Wells River.

The trail system over all is in really good shape. We need a good turnout of volunteers to get the trail system ready for summer hikers. If we can get your help, this trail system will be in good shape for years to come. VOLUNTEERS needed to help with Trails Day Work Day, a good turnout is what makes these trail happen.

Tool needed; weed whackers, big & small, brush cutters, loppers, shovels & rakes, pole saw.

Through the Wells River Nature Trails we hope to stimulate interest in the thoughtful stewardship of our Natural, Recreational, Educational, and Economic resource for the people of our community.

HAPPY TRAILS More info at Cross Vermont Trails Association www.crossvermont.org

Sept. 25, 10am Cross Vermont Trail Fall Foliage Bicycle Ride

From Kettle Pond in Groton State Park to Blue Mountain Union School. Contact Mike Thomas 802-757-3960 and mikethom1@charter.net or www.crossvermont.org

Oct. 3, 10:30am Fall Paddle the Boarder

Paddle from Newbury/Haverhill Boat Launch to Bugbee Landing at Bradford Community Field. Launch time 10:30. Shuttle available.. Cookout and Band at take-out.

www.newburyconservation.org or contact Mike Thomas 802-757-3960 and mikethom1@charter.net

 For more information, please contact:


Michael Thomas 802-757-3960