Ashuelot River Park & Trail
Keene, New Hampshire Walks
A multi-use river trail in the heart of a college town. The Ashuelot River starts west of Concord, winds beyond Surry Dam north of Keene, and feeds into the Connecticut River in the southwest corner of the state. This urban trail along the river is heavily used. You’re likely to meet a few joggers, biking children, teenagers taking a shortcut, mothers pushing baby strollers, senior citizens on riverside benches, and dog walkers. Nevertheless, this is an enjoyable example of how a popular in-town trail can create a sense of absorbing remoteness and connection to the natural world.
Stop by the Rec Center for ideas on places to walk in Keene. Several routes have been mapped out and maps are available in the main office and online. Put down the Wii and enjoy the out of doors!
And if you’re looking to take Rover for a walk, too, there is a new brochure available online and at the Rec Center with suggestions for routes conducive for exercising your canine friends.
Those who enjoy walking in the great outdoors are welcome to take advantage of the trails around Goose Pond, Robin Hood Park, and the local bike paths. The Rec Center has brochures for the nominal fee of 50 cents that give the locations of Keene’s parks.
Heat exhaustion: First aid
By Mayo Clinic staff
Heat exhaustion is one of the heat-related syndromes, which range in severity from mild heat cramps to heat exhaustion to potentially life-threatening heatstroke.
Signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion often begin suddenly, sometimes after excessive exercise, heavy perspiration, and inadequate fluid or salt intake. Signs and symptoms resemble those of shock and may include:
Feeling faint or dizzy
Rapid, weak heartbeat
Low blood pressure
Cool, moist, pale skin
If you suspect heat exhaustion:
Get the person out of the sun and into a shady or air-conditioned location.
Lay the person down and elevate the legs and feet slightly.
Loosen or remove the person’s clothing.
Have the person drink cool water or other nonalcoholic beverage without caffeine.
Cool the person by spraying or sponging with cool water and fanning.
Monitor the person carefully. Heat exhaustion can quickly become heatstroke.
Call 911 or emergency medical help if the person’s condition deteriorates, especially if fainting, confusion or seizures occur, or if fever of 104 F (40 C) or greater occurs with other symptoms.
City Express – 352-2253 or 1-800-541-4145
(A program of Home Healthcare, Hospice and Community Services)
312 Marlboro St. PO Box 564 Keene, NH 03431
Public Transportation for the City of Keene. Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm.
Friendly Bus – 352-8494 or 1-800-541-4145
(A program of Home Healthcare, Hospice and Community Services
312 Marlboro St. PO Box 564 Keene, NH 03431
Door-to-door assisted transportation for seniors (60+) and individuals (18+) with disabilities.
Local and Long Distance Rides – 352-3210 ext. 120 or 1-800-244-2214 x 120
(A service of the American Red Cross New Hampshire West Chapter)
83 Court St. Keene, NH 03431
Provides free door-to-door transportation on weekdays for people of all ages to medical and other appointments in the Monadnock Region and beyond.
Granite State Monarchs – 352-5093
Weekly Pantry/Grocery/Pharmacy run
Every Wednesday 1:30 – 2:30 pm Call 1 day ahead if you need to be picked up.
SWIMMING POOLS OPEN
Keene’s 2 municipal pools, located in Robin Hood Park and Wheelock Park, open for the summer on Tuesday, June 19th at 3 PM and are open until 6:45 PM weekdays, noon to 6 weekends. Once school closes, the pools will open at 1 PM weekdays. The daily admission is $1 for children 6 thru 17 and $2 for ages 18 and older. Season passes may be purchased at the Keene Recreation Center. The cost for Keene residents is $25/single child’s pass: $30/single adult pass and $50/family pass. Non-residents fees are $30/single child’s pass: $40/single adult pass and $70/family pass.
“Ridge View Farm”
“Ridge View Farm” (yes, there is a view) is a small farm located in Gilsum, New Hampshire. This piece of ground was once home to cows, horses, goats, and many other farm animals. You can still see some of the old fence lines around the property. Much in the New England style, there are numerous rock walls lined with maple trees, an old stone barn foundation, and several old apple trees dotting the property. The goal of Ridge View is to return this beautiful piece of land to a working farm.
We offer farm fresh vegetables,vegetable plants, annuals, perennials, herbs, colorful hanging baskets and planters. We specialize in a selection of unique and old fashioned varieties not usually found in the larger stores. All of our plants are grown right here at the farm. We do not import full sized plants and “flip” them like the “big box stores.” We do not use any plant hormones or growth regulators.
We have over 15 years of experience in the industry and provide knowledgeable, friendly, one-on-one garden advice.
Located in the small town of Gilsum, NH just 5 minutes North of Keene.
You’ll find Ridge View Farm at 171 Belvedere Rd, which is off of Rt. 10. Follow Belvedere Road up the hill, and you’ll see the greenhouse on the right, at the bend in the road.