Recreation

Photo by Jerry Monkman
Our reservations are open to the public for many kinds of pedestrian recreation.

The Reservation Stewardship Department is responsible for the management of the Forest Society’s fee-owned lands (over 56,000 acres, the Forest Society’s largest asset).   These lands are managed with a vision that is focused on the future, ensuring the biological richness of the state while providing economic and social returns to the organization, its members, and the public.

We are excited to share that the City of Concord is replacing the culvert next to our parking lot for the Merrimack River Floodplain trails. The Mill Brook flows through this culvert, under Portsmouth St., and then out to to the Merrimack River.

Beginning August 12th Portsmouth Street  in Concord will be closed to all thru traffic.  The Conservation Center and Merrimack River Outdoor Education and Conservation Area (MROECA, but commonly referred to as the "Flood Plain") will only be accessable from East Side Dri

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 2:00pm
AltonBelknap County, New Hampshire

This FREE workshop is for public or private school teachers, camp counselors, homeschoolers and environmental educators of all types who want to learn more about Leave No Trace principles and how to teach youth about responsible outdoor recreation.  Traveling trainers from Leave No Trace will focus on communicating the 7 principles of LNT in fun and engaging ways using games and hands-on activities.  This workshop is part of the Mount Major Reservation Leave No Trace Hotspot Program, but participants do not have to have any affiliation with Mount Major or the Forest Society.  Come and learn

The U.S. Forest Service has approved the creation of two glade skiing zones in the White Mountain National Forest.

Two prominent mountains in the Monadnock Region, miles and towns apart, now share a link that could bring them a little closer together.

This Autumn, the Forest Society was pleased to offer a series of guided hikes on our Forest Reservations.  The Fall series of "5 Easy Hikes in 5 Weeks" was modeled after our similar "5 Hikes" programs in Winter/Spring and Summer 2017, with the goal of introducing hikers of all abilities to Forest