On February 13, 2019, a fire at The Rocks destroyed two historic buildings that we used for office space, programming, a gift shop and farm operations. In the wake of this devastating loss, the Forest Society has an opportunity to rethink the vision for this iconic North Country destination. Plans are now underway to renovate the historic Carriage Barn into an energy-efficient facility that features public program space and staff offices. This facility will offer ample space for staff to deliver adult and youth educational programming on forestry, conservation, natural history, maple sugaring, and the Christmas tree operation. It will also serve as a center where visitors can learn about the Rocks’ history and find out more about recreational activities both on-site and in the region. We plan to construct a new facility to house the Christmas tree farm operation. The cut-your-own Christmas tree program has become an annual holiday tradition for families from all over New England. All of this new design and restoration will highlight the breathtaking panoramic views from the Rocks to the White Mountains.
Once architectural and landscape plans are completed and approved, the Forest Society will more fully launch The Rocks 2020 Campaign. In the meantime, to help support this renewal at The Rocks during its planning phase, please consider a gift to The Rocks 2020 Campaign today.