Hiking Trails

Wednesday, January 1, 2020 - 12:00pm
JaffreyJaffrey Township, Cheshire County

Start 2020 off on your best foot!  Join NH State Parks staff and Forest Society staff and land stewards for a 3-mile hike along the Parker Trail to the Little Mountain Viewpoint on Mount Monadnock.  You'll start the hike with a glimpse of Poole Reservoir and continue on following rolling hills and old stone walls as you round the base of Mt. Monadnock towards the Old Toll Rd. This hike will take approximately 3 hours to complete. For those looking for a more leisurely hike, follow the Parker Trail to the Cliff Walk Junction and back.

Never fails – the fall foliage is stunning. The October full moon marks the mid-point of the Columbus Day weekend with peak foliage across the Lakes Region and peak leaf peeping statewide.

Enjoy photos from our 2019 Annual Meeting. Members and guest enjoyed summit views from Pine Mountain to a pontoon ride with the Forest Society's new President, Jack Savage.

Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 10:00am

Join the Wantastiquet Monadnock Trail (WMT) Coalition in celebrating the completion of a new long-distance hiking trail from Mount Wantastiquet in West Chesterfield to Mount Monadnock in Jaffrey with a series of section hikes.  Several of these sections travel at least partially through land owned and managed by the Forest Society.  On Saturday April 21, the WMT Coalition will lead a guided hike on Section 1: Mount Wantastiquet to Madame Sherri Forest.  This 4.5 mile hike is moderately strenuous and boasts beautiful views from the slopes of Mt.

Be thankful for volunteers giving time, energy, muscle and care for the earth.  They help manage our lands at group workdays throughout the year. And the frosty mornings of November are no exception!

The recipient of the Forest Society’s 2016 Trish Churchill Volunteer of the Year award is no newcomer to conservation or land stewardship.  Ben Haubrich first became familiar with the Forest Society in the early 1970s when, fresh out of college, he became the manager of Monadnock State Park.  At

After a recent timber harvest at Weeks Woods in Gilford, volunteers and staff teamed-up to build two new hiking trail bridges and to seed-down portions of skid trails with rye grass seed as part of putting the timber sale to bed and improving the hiking trail network.  The hiking trails had been