Welcome to Distant Hill Gardens and Distant Hill Nature Trail

An Environmental and Horticultural Learning Center

"Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life."  Rachel Carson

 Making Nature and the Outdoors Accessible to Everyone!

Check out this 4-minute video starring David Hudgik, a frequent wheelchair user of Distant Hill Nature Trail, telling how our accessible trails have changed his life. 

“My journey usually ends when the pavement ends. But at Distant Hill Nature Trail, where the pavement ends is where my journey begins... where the adventure starts!” ― David Hudgik

Check out this video introducing you to the highlights of Distant Hill Nature Trail.

Both videos were created and donated by Farrell Video Productions.

Inspiring Visitors to Landscape with a Purpose

Distant Hill Gardens and Nature Trail is located on one-hundred and fifty-five acres of biodiverse forest, fields, and wetlands straddling the town-line separating Walpole and Alstead, NH. You will find us in the hills, five miles east of downtown Walpole, New Hampshire.


Distant Hill is an environmental and horticultural learning center dedicated to inspiring and empowering children and adults to cultivate an intimate connection to the natural world through education, observation, and play. We hope to inspire visitors to develop an ecological approach to working their land and to give them the tools to improve their landscape one plant at a time.


Our goal is to have visitors to Distant Hill 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 those connections.