LONDONDERRY — It's more than 1,000 acres of wooded trails, wetlands, brooks and wildlife all ready for outdoor-lovers to explore and enjoy.
It's also a point of interest every winter for those wanting to enjoy nature, seasonal temperatures and fun, cold weather activities.
The Musquash conservation area takes center stage this winter as its hosts the annual field day event on Saturday, Feb. 15, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The field day includes nature walks, snowshoeing, a fire for roasting marshmallows and plenty of time for people to explore and see what the massive property offers all year long.
The Musquash was established back in 1979 and is maintained by the town's Conservation Commission and the Londonderry Trailways organization.
With four main trail heads, numerous marked paths and trails, waters, trees, wildlife habitat and other natural wonders, it's a town treasure that offers outdoor recreation in all seasons.
This year is the 30th year for the field day and will include a special tribute to a longtime conservation supporter.
At 11 a.m. on field day, a guided walk will lead people from the Landing Trail area in about a half-mile to an area where conservation members will dedicate a trail to honor the memory of Mike Considine.
Considine died last July and had lived in Londonderry 34 years before moving to Manchester. He had been part of the conservation commission and strongly advocated for not only the protection of Musquash, but other valued properties in town.
Conservation members said at an earlier meeting that Considine was instrumental in building and naming trails in the Musquash and having a tribute there would be a nice way to remember him.