McLane Audubon Center, Silk Farm Rd., Concord

McLane Audubon Center, Silk Farm Rd., Concord

New Hampshire Audubon Society 84 Silk Farm Road Concord, New Hampshire 03301

Official Website
McLane Audubon Center brochure and map

About this Location

New Hampshire Audubon’s McLane Center (also known as the Silk Farm Center) is the organization’s longest-established center. In addition to being a program center, the building is home to NH Audubon’s central operations. It is located in the Silk Farm Sanctuary in Concord.

Sanctuary trails are open from dawn to dusk daily. The raptor mews is accessible through the center courtyard and also open from dawn to dusk. The center is open Monday–Friday, 9:00 am–5:00 pm. There is no admission charge, but donations are always welcome.

The McLane Center offers year-round environmental education for all ages including school and youth group programs, summer and vacation camps, family programs, preschool, and home school programs, and adult education opportunities. The Center has exhibits, live animals (including a bald eagle, red-tailed hawk, peregrine falcon, screech owl, and barred owls), picnic areas, several miles of hiking trails, function rooms (see Facility Rentals), and a Nature Store that stocks bird feeders, optics, bird seed, books, clothing, jewelry, gifts, and more (Store hours: Monday-Friday, 9 am-5 pm, Saturday, 10 am-4 pm).

Notable Trails

The TrailFinder website has a description and map of a hike the McLane Center and Silk Farm Preserve.


  • Restrooms on site

  • Wheelchair accessible trail

  • Entrance fee

Content from Official Website

Last updated October 31, 2023