Coastal Mountains Land Trust invites the public to ring in the New Year with an invigorating trek up Beech Hill. Land Trust staff will open Beech Nut, the historic sod-roofed stone hut on top of Beech Hill preserve Tuesday, Jan. 1, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for this special event. The Hut will welcome visitors with a toasty fire, lit chandeliers, hot chocolate, and cookies (if you have any leftover cookies, bring them on up!). A sweet start to 2019! Dress warmly and wear appropriate footwear. Watch for signs to park on designated side of the road if the Beech Hill Road lot is full. For more information, call 236-7091 or email