Scotland Brook Wildlife Sanctuary is a 102-acre parcel with a diversity of habitats ranging from wet meadows and ponds to northern hardwood and conifer forests. A large variety of flora and fauna can be seen here, including beavers, moose, pileated woodpeckers, warblers, ferns, and wildflowers.
The sanctuary was established in 1984, when Gene Twaronite and Josie Kelleher donated the land of the Scotland School Environmental Center to New Hampshire Audubon. The Center, which was based in the old Scotland School building just down the road, offered programs to foster a greater awareness and appreciation of the White Mountain region.
Take a trail guide with you for detailed trail descriptions
Yellow blazes (1.8 mile partial loop)
To reach the trailhead, walk to the right out of the parking area and proceed about a tenth of a mile down the road. This is a moderate hike through hardwood and conifer forests with some nice views of meadows and beaver ponds. The loop portion of the trail involves some climbing.
Red blazes (0.25 mile loop)
A short, easy loop off the Yellow Trail that takes you past Scotland Brook. In the summer, the trail passes through some lovely glades of ferns.
The New Hampshire Audubon offers multiple opportunities for those interested in joining us as a member or donating for one of our various causes.
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.