SPECIAL EVENT: 2nd Annual Super Bowl Saturday Hike & After Pawty
ABOUT THE EVENT:
Join us for Super Bowl Saturday (not Sunday) for a hike around the Derry/Windham area and an after pawty at Fody’s Tavern in Derry. We encourage you and your dog to dress up in your favorite team jersey and compete for prizes and notoriety. In addition, there will be a football trivia contest. Team up with others at your table to participate for cash prizes and recognition at our 2nd Annual Super Bowl Saturday Pawty.
Our adventure begins in an urban setting on the Derry Rail Trail. We will walk through the Derry town center to Bowers Road where we will attempt to access the Quail Hill Conservation Area (dependent upon snow amounts/ice). The walk will be approximately 3-4 miles round trip on a mostly paved, easy walking path that is plowed in winter.
According to the Derry Rail Trail Alliance, there are lesser known “secret” areas along the trail where you can jump off onto “side trails” thru the woods for a nice peaceful walk thru nature. One of the hidden “gems” in Derry is the Quail Hill Conservation Area. This Conservation Property actually abuts the Rail Trail just north of Bowers Road crossing. You can enter the area by following the footsteps painted on the trail as part of the Robert Frost Poem. We will go in search of the “one less traveled by”.
IS THIS EVENT GOOD FOR REACTIVE DOGS?
This trail is flat and wide with areas to pull off if another dog approaches. However, this is a popular urban area, and depending on the weather, there may be several people walking with dogs. Also, if your dog is not comfortable around other dogs in a smaller, outside area, then the After Pawty would not be a good environment for them. Please consider this when deciding whether or not to bring your dog. You are welcome to attend without your dog as well. If you have concerns or questions about if this event is right for your dog, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
This Trail is rated as Level 1 Moderate. It is wide, flat, and paved. For this adventure, you may need YakTrax or ice cleats. We will give an update as the date gets closer. If location too icy, we will choose another trail in Derry. See an explanation of our Trail Rating System.
COST: This event is limited to 20 people.
- Members – $25/person
- Non-members – $35/person
- Cost does NOT include food or drink at Fody’s
Full refund issued if cancellation received 48 hours prior to event start time, otherwise no refund if canceled after.
We will park at Hood Park located at 4 Rollins Street in Derry.
To reach the Hood Park trailhead from I-93, take Exit 4 for SR 102 toward Derry/-Londonderry. Head northeast onto SR 102/Nashua Road (signs for Derry), and go 0.9 mile. Turn left onto Elm St., go 0.3 mile, and turn right onto Maple St. Immediately turn left onto Rollins St., and the trailhead and parking area will be on the left in about 500 feet. The northern endpoint is located about 0.4 mile north along the trail. Trail is plowed from Hood Park to Kendall Rd.
WHAT TO KNOW BEFORE JOINING AN EVENT:
Please review our Club Guidelines, sign our Liability Waivers & Release Forms, and read our covid guidelines on our Events & Activities page.
If weather or covid conditions make gathering and walking unsafe, the event will be cancelled and registered participants will receive a email cancellation notice. It will also be announced in the Event section of the Facebook Group and on this Calendar page.
If you have questions, text/call (603) 815-2453 or email email@example.com.