Cheshire Walkers

Please note: Due to COVID-19, this program is postponed until further notice.

Please use these resources to find new hikes, together:
All Trails
Trail Finder
Discover the Forest
Harris Center’s Trails
Harris Center’s Environmental Studies Institute events

Find walks the group has taken in the last 3 years in the following booklets:

Spring 2017 (PDF)   Fall 2017 (PDF)   Spring 2018 (PDF)   Fall 2018 (PDF) 

Spring 2019 (PDF)   Fall 2019 (PDF)

Kids walking on trail.

7 Easy Walks in Cheshire County

While Pitcher, Gap, and Monadnock are popular mountains to hike, our region also offers many delightful walks that are more accessible to all ages and abilities. So grab a friend, neighbor, or coworker and go for a quick stroll!

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Every Wednesday in the fall and spring, a group of seniors meets to explore the Monadnock Region together. Joining Cheshire Walkers can help you increase your physical activity, foster social connection, and learn about the region’s rich history.

A great way to explore our community

Join the group for a series of easy-going walks and hikes throughout the Monadnock Region. Each is organized by Cheshire Medical Center, in partnership with the City of Keene Parks and Recreation Department. Some are led by landowners or passionate historians, others by community partners like Monadnock Conservancy. You may explore trails that aren’t generally open to the public, or you may learn something new about trails you have already enjoyed a hundred times.

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Choose the difficulty level right for you

Each outing is rated according to difficulty and distance. Some locations have multiple trails with varying levels of difficulty depending on fitness levels. When choosing a walk to join, please be mindful of your own fitness level.

This program recently celebrated its 20th anniversary, providing over 250 guided walks and looking forward to many more! Explore some of the easiest walks around Cheshire County on your own.

Join a walk or learn more

View the Cheshire Walkers’ rendezvous point (PDF).

For additional questions or to be added to our mailing list, call the Cheshire Walkers coordinator, at 603-354-5454 ext. 2791 or use the form below to sign up for email updates specific to Cheshire Walkers.