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Join the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests on a guided hike of Black Mountain on Saturday, November 20 from 10 am to 1:30 pm. Located next to Mount Kearsarge in Sutton and Warner, Black Mountain features scenic waterfalls on Mountain Brook, diverse wildlife habitats, and extraordinary views that stretch from the Mount Sunapee highlands to the Cardigan region. The land also contains the Lincoln Trail segment of the Sunapee-Ragged-Kearsarge Greenway trail to Mount Kearsarge as well as a local snowmobile corridor.

The Forest Society is working to purchase the property, with the goal of managing it as a Forest Society reservation that will remain open to the public. Just two years ago, the land was advertised as a promising site for a residential subdivision. Today, the landowner has agreed to sell the parcel to the Forest Society, but the $1.2 million must be raised by Dec. 15. To date the Forest Society has identified funding sources for approximately $850,000 of the total.

If the Forest Society succeeds in its effort to purchase the property, the land will remain open for hiking, hunting, fishing, and other recreational pursuits.

This hike is co-sponsored by the Sutton Conservation Commission and the Sunapee-Ragged-Kearsarge Greenway. Preregistration is required; for more information or to register, call (603)224-9945 or email

For more information about Black Mountain or to support the project, visit, email, call 603-224-9945, or look for “Black Mountain, NH” on Facebook.

Founded in 1901, the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests is the state’s oldest and largest non-profit land conservation organization. Supported by 10,000 families and businesses, the Forest Society’s mission is to perpetuate the state’s forests by promoting land conservation and sustainable forestry. For more information, visit


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