Horatio Colony Nature Preserve

HCNP4The Horatio Colony Nature Preserve (HCNP) is a 645-acre parcel of diverse upland forests and wetlands in Keene and Swanzey, New Hampshire.

The Preserve features five miles of hiking trails, a historic cabin and foundations, numbered interpretive signposts, and a public program series. It also provides an exceptionally beautiful location for place-based learning and research initiatives conducted by faculty and students of Antioch University New England.

Printed maps and guidebooks that correspond with signposts can be found in a trail guide dispenser at the base of the Red Diamond Trail off Daniels Hill Road.

Trail Map of HCNP

Horatio Colony Nature Preserve Interpretive Guide

Our Purpose

Antioch University New England’s collaboration with the Colony Memorial Trust to manage the Horatio Colony Nature Preserve helps the university realize its mission and values. Faculty, administration, and students partner with a prominent community organization to apply our belief in ecological stewardship and place-based practices for scholarship, activism, and service-learning.



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