"Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you plant." Robert Louis Stevenson
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.
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.
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.
Distant Hill is rated one of the Top 10 Places to Visit in New Hampshire!