The 37-acre heavily-wooded Betsy Fosket Wildlife Sanctuary is located at the northeast corner of Crowcroft Pond in Rindge. From the junction of Routes 202 and 119 in Rindge, go east 1.5 miles on Route 119 to a yellow blinking light and then left on Cathedral Road. After 0.4 mile, turn right onto Birch Drive. Continue 0.3 mile and turn right on Emerson Lane. Park in a cul-de-sac at 0.1 mile.
The Betsy Fosket Wildlife Sanctuary is open year-round during daylight hours. Dogs are allowed but must be kept on leashes. The entire 0.6 mile-loop is only a 45-minute walk.
Photo, top: beaver lodge at Betsy Fosket Wildlife Sanctuary, by Phil Brown.
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Founded in 1914, NH Audubon’s mission is to protect New Hampshire’s natural environment for wildlife and for people. It is an independent statewide membership organization with four nature centers throughout the state. Expert educators give programs to children, families, and adults at centers and in schools. Staff biologists and volunteers conduct bird conservation efforts such as the Peregrine Falcon restoration. NH Audubon protects thousands of acres of wildlife habitat and is a voice for sound public policy on environmental issues. For information on NH Audubon, including membership, volunteering, programs, sanctuaries, and publications, call 224-9909, or visit www.nhaudubon.org.