Recreation

The Quabbin-to-Cardigan Partnership (Q2C) has opened the application window for its fall 2015 round of grants to support trail projects in the “Quabbin-to-Cardigan” region of western New Hampshire and north-central Massachusetts.  

The Forest Society offers public access to some lovely land. There are scenic vistas to enjoy, ponds to fish, trails to hike and adventures to remember. But some properties, well, let’s just say some of them are still “in the rough.”   

The history of land ownership for the Forest Society …

Lucille Heald’s obituary in the June 22, 2014 Union Leader  lists her many contributions to her community of Wilton and that the love of her life was the late Philip Heald, Jr. It ends with an invitation:

I live in Concord and my family loves to hike, bike and snowshoe.  We often make use of the conserved land in Concord, there are a lot of beautiful trails and they’re close to home.  So I was heartbroken to hear about the brush fires in Concord in the last few weeks because most were on conservat

To many, Mass Audubon Joppa Flat’s Superbowl of Birding might seem like utter madness; it is a 12 hour (5am to 5pm) birdwatching competition held in January in Rockingham County, NH and Essex County, MA.

Having competed 14 times in the annual Birkebeiner 50 km cross-country ski event in Norway, octogenarian George Bates places a high value on great ski trails.

This stream-of-consciousness postcard was assembled from random entries in the Marlboro Trail hiker register on Mount Monadnock, most-climbed mountain in the Western Hemisphere. A year of scrawled fragments…

Winter:

The New Hampshire Bureau of Trails, a division of the state’s Division of Parks and Recreation, recently honored the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests as its Landowner of the Year. The award was presented at the annual meeting of the NH Snowmobile Association.

Have you ever heard silence for a few hours?

The midwinter forest is an excellent place to start

The “Dark Skies” movement was created in opposition to pervasive, creeping nighttime light pollution that obscures constellations in urban areas. But what about noise …