Little Brown Bat LbNA # 9882
|Placed Date||Aug 7 2004|
|Found By||Dean of Sunshine|
|Last Found||Oct 15 2016|
Hawthorne Town Forest, Hopkinton
The Hawthorne Town Forest is home to many species of wildlife including New Hampshire's own Little Brown Bat. It offers a pleasant short hike along a blazed trail close to down town Hopkinton, just off Interstate Route 89. The trail is on gentle terrain and is both dog and children friendly.
Directions; Exit Interstate 89 North at exit 4 and go approximately one mile straight through the town of hopkinton. Bearing right at the painted traffic island, towards route 103 Contoocook, make a right turn onto Briar Hill Rd. Go approx 0.4 miles and make a right turn on to Rollins Road. After approximately 0.3 miles the sign "Hawthorne Town Forest" appears on the right. Pull into the parking lot. After obtaining your objective you can later continue on Rollins Rd. until it ends, make a right turn on to Beech Hill Rd and stop and the locally famous Beech Hill Ice Cream Farm and Petting Zoo. From There continue on Beech Hill Rd which ends at Routes 202/9. This will bring you back to Interstate 89.
From the parking lot in the Town Forest go straight on the trail in to the woods. After a few minute walk the yellow blazed trail goes over a wooden foot bridge and crosses a small stream. After crossing the bridge the trail forks. Follow the fork to the left. It is still blazed yellow. After another few minute walk the trail goes through a substantial stone wall,(there is a smaller one before this but that is not the one of interest). On the back side of the wall on the right, there is a stand of three trees which touch the wall. It is approximately 10 feet from the trail. At the base of the tree furthest from the trail the letterbox is under a layer of pine needles. Enjoy!