For those inclined to head out to hiking trails in the next two months, the best is yet to come. September and October unquestionably offer the very best hiking conditions of the year: distant mountains in sharp relief under bright cobalt blue skies, lower humidity, few mosquitoes, no blackflies or deer flies, warm afternoons, cool mornings and evenings and spectacular autumn foliage colors.
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.
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.