Event: National Trails Day – Explore the Barr Property, Bird Walk and Property Tour on the Isinglass River

National Trails Day – Explore the Barr Property, Bird Walk and Property Tour on the Isinglass River

Bird Walk – 7am – 10am


Spring is here and the birds are returning!  At 7am on June 3, the Barrington Conservation Commission and SELT invite you to come for a bird walk on the Barr property, which is also the northern end of the Barrington Trail, followed by a guided tour of the property (see below).

In addition to its nearly 5000 feet of frontage on the Isinglass River, the Barr property contains wetlands, forest, and open fields, which together provide a wide variety of bird habitats. This is prime time for both migrants and local birds in their breeding season!

Naturalists and bird experts Dan Hubbard and Scott Young will lead the group. Dan has been birding for 30 years and is the Program Chair for the Seacoast Chapter of New Hampshire Audubon (NHA).  Bring a pair of binoculars and (if you have one) a bird book.


Property Tour- 10am-12pm


Colonel John Barr loved his 58-acre property along the Isinglass River in Barrington and wanted to share its beauty and natural wonders with the community. So he and a group of citizens worked together to create the approximately 3 mile long Barrington Trail that includes nearly a mile of the Barr property’s scenic river frontage.

Colonel Barr passed away several years ago, and in addition to his great service to our country, he left the Barrington Trail for the public to enjoy. With his passing his Colorado based daughter needs to sell the property, and she has been gracious enough to allow time for the Town of Barrington and Southeast Land Trust of New Hampshire (SELT) to raise the funds necessary to conserve the property and the public’s access to the Barrington Trail.

Join us to explore the beautiful riverside trail and learn about the conservation of this special place.

Suggested donation is $5/person or $10/family.
Please SIGN UP FOR ONE OR BOTH OF THESE WALKS HERE by Friday, June 2nd at Noon.