Explore the Sweet Trail: Hike & Volunteer at Great Bay

Saturday, May 21, 2022 - 9:00am to 12:30pm

 Saturday May 21, 9:00 am – 12:30 pm (Van ride from campus departs at 8:40 am from UNH Fire Station)


Wake up after graduation to explore the incredible Sweet Trail, a hike that connects Durham and Newmarket near Great Bay (10 minute drive from UNH campus). We’ll meet at the parking area on Dame Road at 9:00 am to hike 2.5 miles on rolling hills, through beaver ponds, oak forests, and spring wildflowers. Transportation from UNH campus will be available for a limited number. You’ll be joined on the hike by staff and faculty from UNH. We’ll hike to the Lumberland Creek Trailhead (in Newmarket) where we’ll meet staff from The Nature Conservancy and UNH’s Nature Groupie who will share the history of conservation around Great Bay and demonstrate methods for hand-pulling garlic mustard, an invasive plant that threatens the ecology of this region. Then we’ll spend about an hour volunteering, pulling garlic mustard along the trail (pulling is easy, and we’ll supply the know-how, gloves, and snacks). At noon, you’ll have the option of hiking back the same way or catching a ride in a van to shuttle you back to our starting point. We’ll plan on going, rain or shine, so come join the fun!

What to Bring:

Comfortable footwear (close toe shoes recommended)




Sunscreen and bug repellent (as needed)

Rain jacket (as needed)

Where to Meet: 9:00 am Meet at parking lot on Dame Road, Durham: Google maps “Sweet Trail Parking” https://www.google.com/maps/place/Sweet+Trail+Parking/@43.0958255,-70.905632,1218m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m8!1m2!2m1!1sdame+road+parking+area!3m4!1s0x89e2946029c02319:0x6a55a44375595801!8m2!3d43.1002445!4d-70.9045363

Need a ride from campus? Meet at 8:30 at UNH Fire Station (max 10 people – be sure to reserve your spot)

Register here using ERN #27 and please indicate in the comments section if you will be carpooling with us from campus. https://forms.office.com/r/VXrbm7vxnH

Other Faculty Participants: Dr. Will Clyde, Associate Dean of Graduate School and UNH Professor, Earth Sciences

Contact Info
Kendra Bostick