Please use the front entrance while work is being done on the ramp.  Curbside service is available, call 603-654-2581.

Wilton Public & Gregg Free Library

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Sheldrick Forest Hike

9 am, Saturday September 16

You MUST register in advance for this hike. To register, please email Nikki
( or contact Wilton Library (603-654-2581/

Please read this short book by Andrew Krivak called The Bear ahead of time. Copies are available at WPL;
call/email to reserve yours.  

Sheldrick Forest, with its varied terrain and water sources, is a perfect
backdrop for a discussion with Conservation Commissioners about themes
raised in this beautiful and moving book.

As we explore, we'll discuss safe hiking, reforestation, vernal pools, habitat protection, carbon sequestration by trees, how to sustainably gather food, and related topics as they arise.

Meet at 9:00 a.m. at the parking area of Sheldrick Forest in West Wilton.
Directions: Take Rte. 101 west. Just past Kingdom Hall & Marcus P, turn
left onto Temple Rd. Bear left to stay on Temple Rd., then left again to
cross bridge and get onto Town Farm Rd. Parking area is on Town Farm
Rd. on the left.

Always carry water and dress for the weather. All hikes are weather permitting and at your own risk.

A little bit about The Bear and the Big Read:

An initiative of the NEA, in partnership with Arts Midwest, a Big Read broadens understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the power of a shared reading experience. In partnership with the Center for the Book at the NH State Library, NH State Council for the Arts, New Hampshire Public Radio, NH Department of Corrections-Family Connections Center, 50 local libraries and community organizations, the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center, Gibson’s Bookstore, and scholars, NHH’s Big Read will bring more than 5,000 Granite Staters together to discuss a selected book, The Bear by New Hampshire author Andrew Krivak.

Cedar Swamp All Persons Trail

Manchester 8/19 with a Rain/Heat date 8/20 9AM

To register, email Nikki ( or contact Wilton Library (603-654- 2581  or email All hikes are at your own risk and conditions permitting. Meet at 9:00 a.m. at the parking area on Countryside Blvd. This hike is a bit farther than usual but is well worth it. The 1-mile All Persons Trail is designed for all, regardless of their physical abilities. If we have time and inclination, we can also visit other trails in the Cedar Swamp.


Directions: Allow 45 minutes travel time from Wilton! Take your favored route to Rte. 101east; take the exit to I-293 N. Stay on I-293N. At exit 7, turn onto Rte. 3A north (Front St.) toward Hooksett. Continue 2.6 miles to Hackett Hill Rd., turn left. At about .5 mile, turn left onto Countryside Blvd. and park in the lot.


Please carry water and dress for the weather. 


Suggested but not required reading:

The Nature Conservancy All Persons Trail Guidebook ( click here to access)