COVID-19 Update:


Distant Hill Nature Trail and 'White Rock Woods' Play Area are still open daily,

free of charge, with a newly expanded parking area.

Dogs are welcome on leash.


There will be no Open Garden Weekends in May or June.

All workshops and talks scheduled for May or June have also been cancelled.

We will reassess the situation for July.

Click Here to 'View Our Calendar of Events' for updates.

Make a tax deductible

 no-fee donation using the 'PayPal Giving Fund'


All funds go to the 

 Distant Hill Accessible Trail Fund 

Our Mission & Vision for Distant Hill

"Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you plant."  Robert Louis Stevenson

Our Mission

The Mission of Distant Hill Gardens and Nature Trail is to make nature and the outdoors accessible to everyone. We strive to inspire and empower children and adults, no matter their ability, to cultivate an intimate connection to the natural world through education, observation, and play, and to teach visitors the importance of nature-based play and recreation to their overall health and wellness. 



A Hummingbird Clearwing Moth (Hemaris thysbe) feeding on the flower of a Common Milkweed at Distant Hill Gardens in Walpole, New Hampshire.
A Hummingbird Clearwing Moth (Hemaris thysbe) feeding on the flower of a Common Milkweed

Our Vision for Distant Hill Gardens

Our vision is to develop Distant Hill Gardens and Nature Trail into an accessible venue for environmental, horticultural, health, wellness, and nature-based classes, workshops, and research, and to make the land and all of its resources available to local educational facilities, educators, students, and the public.


Our Strategy for Impact

We hope to serve as a model of environmental stewardship, and to teach and motivate visitors to become more informed stewards of the land.  

It is our goal that visitors to Distant Hill will leave with a better understanding of the vital connections between plants, animals, and humans, and how we can use Earth's resources in a way that strengthens and sustains that connection, and makes the world a healthier and richer place.