Beech-Nut brand gum. “Beechwood aged” beer. Initials carved for eternity in beech bark. With its smooth, tight gray bark and crop of beech nuts, the American beech, Fagus grandifolia, is an iconic tree. A mature, healthy beech tree has a large spreading crown and dominates the trees around it, and plays an important role in the ecology of the New England forest.
Welcome to the 4-H Wildside Hiking Challenge! We have put together a series of six hikes in Carroll County. The challenge is for any youth and their families & friends to get outside and enjoy some time together while staying active. When you complete the hikes submit your hikers guide to the Carroll County 4-H office for a special one of a kind 4-H Wildside patch.
This is open to anyone of any age. You do not need to be a 4-H member to do this challenge and earn your patch.