Massabesic Audubon Center
Our mission: to protect New Hampshire's natural environment for wildlife and for people.
Founded in 1914 with an original focus on protecting and restoring migratory bird populations decimated by hunting and collection in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, today's NH Audubon provides:
Environmental education programs throughout the state
Statewide conservation research and wildlife monitoring
Protection of nearly 8,000 acres of wildlife habitat in 38 sanctuaries
Environmental public policy and science-based advocacy
A nonprofit, statewide membership organization independent of the National Audubon Society, NH Audubon operates four centers (in Auburn, Concord, Hebron, and Manchester) and two raptor observatories (in Concord and Peterborough). Our staff includes conservation biologists, educators, land managers, and other talented individuals with accounting, development, personnel, communications, building maintenance, management and marketing skills.
For maximum effectiveness, NH Audubon staff work collaboratively with other nonprofits, state and federal agencies, municipalities, industry, universities, and landowners. We respect collaborators' perspectives while advocating for the best possible environmental outcomes.
NH Audubon's long history tells a story of member involvement in our programs that continues to this day. Many of our conservation and education programs rely on citizen-scientists and naturalists. These volunteers provide data on bird populations and to help staff study the state's biodiversity, measure the effects of human activity on wildlife, and teach children, families, and adults about the natural environment. Volunteers also help with mailings, data entry, events, and special projects.
Great place for a hike and views of lake Massabesic on most trail. The center has a bee hive where you can watch the bees go in and out. They also have bird houses up around the field. They do have displays in the main building.
Nice views around the lake. The hikes from the Audubon are fairly flat and low impact. No blazes that I saw, but seems unlikely that anyone would get too turned around with the lake to orient yourself. . Thedubon was not opened when we went so I can't comment.
Great trails with beautiful views. The staff inside the center were extremely knowledgeable and helpful. Tons of patience with my great nephew.
The Audubon Center building has a lovely nature center and a room for small events. The staff is very friendly and provide maps and equipment rentals. The walking trails are the real highlight, with views of the lake and islands all around, and plenty of quiet fishing spots.
I approached about 40 campers today while I was riding my bike! All the kids were so kind and pleasant. All stopped and let me pass and thanked me and gave compliments . Camp counselors seem to be doing such a great teaching etiquette and overall general kindness.