On February 13, 2019, a fire at The Rocks, destroyed two historic buildings that we used for office space, programming, gift shop and farm operations. This devastating loss presents the Forest Society with an opportunity to rethink the vision of this iconic North Country destination. The first element in our plan is 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 include a space where visitors can learn about the Rocks’ history and find out more about recreational activities in the region. The second element is 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. We are also rethinking how we use the breathtaking landscape at The Rocks for the benefit of our visitors.
To make this renewal of The Rocks possible, please consider a gift to The Rocks 2020 Campaign today.