Exploration of Derry's Broadview Farm is a showcase event

By Ethan Hogan
Union Leader Correspondent |
February 23. 2017 12:23AM

Jennifer Chafe and her son Kaden explore on snowshoes at the Go Green Derry event. (Ethan Hogan/Union Leader Correspondent)

Meline and Kaelyn Boudrous, Shaelagh Foote, and Michael and Angelina Follo play around at Broadview Farm. (Ethan Hogan/Union Leader Correspondent)

DERRY — Liz Carver figures snowshoeing around Broadview Farm is a good way to showcase the land that the town’s Conservation Commission preserves.

“We are tasked with raising awareness about the great green spaces that we have in Derry,” said Carver about Saturday’s snowshoeing event, which was hosted by Go Green Derry.

Go Green Derry organizes events each year on land under the Conservation Commission’ stewardship.

This year, Go Green held the annual snowshoeing walk at Broadview Farm, where the conditions were great, according Carver, a Go Green Derry member and a member of the Planning Board.

for this year’s event, Quarrybrook Experiential Education Center lent the snowshoes to participants. Admission to the farm was free.

Jennifer Chafe and her son Kaden were among the guests who made the trek.

“The conditions were awesome, and we found some new trails to explore,” said Chafe.

Kaden found several rabbit tracks left in the powdery snow. Coffee and marshmallows were served around a campfire, and a snowman was built at the bottom of the sledding hill.

With the recent snowfall and moderate temperatures on Saturday, more families turned out for the event than last year, according to Carver.

“This is a really good turnout, and we got really lucky with the snow,” Carver said.
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