Forest Reservation Guide

Welcome to our Forest Reservation Guide. You can browse our properties using the map, or scroll down to filter by region or recreational activity. Featured reservations (blue pins) typically have parking areas, mapped trails, and more detailed information. All our Forest Reservations are open to the public. You can also search by Reservation name or town.

 
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  • The Forest Society purchased High Five with donated funds in 2004. It got its name when several members of the Forest Society's Land Management staff walked to the top and looked out at the expansive view. One of the staff members remarked that he just wanted to give a “high five," and the name stuck.

    • Hiking Trails
    • Hunting
    • Snowshoeing
  • These lands had been in the Heald family for more than a century and are collectively known as the Heald Tract. They had historically been well managed by the Healds for multiple uses, including apple orchards, wildlife habitat, forest products, passive recreation, education, and flood control.

    • Birdwatching
    • Cross-country Skiing
    • Dog-walking
    • Family-oriented
    • Fishing
    • Hiking Trails
    • Hunting
    • Snowmobiling
    • Snowshoeing
  • Monson Village was one of New Hampshire’s first inland towns settled by Europeans.

    • Birdwatching
    • Cross-country Skiing
    • Dog-walking
    • Family-oriented
    • Geocaching
    • Hiking Trails
    • Snowshoeing
  • The floodplain offers a natural sanctuary for not only people, but for wildlife, including turtles, beaver, migratory waterfowl and other birds, such as the cardinal, oriole, bald eagle, osprey, pileated woodpecker, and rose-breasted grosbeak.

    • Cross-country Skiing
    • Dog-walking
    • Hiking Trails
    • Snowshoeing
  • A marked trail leads through hemlock woods and past a beaver marsh to the summit of Mount Wallingford. The summit offers a nice view to the north. Look for wild blueberries in season.

    • Cross-country Skiing
    • Dog-walking
    • Hiking Trails
    • Hunting
    • Snowmobiling
    • Snowshoeing
  • The original owner of the property, Reverend Leslie C. Bockes, opened a children’s summer camp on the property for inner city youth from Lowell, Massachusetts. The land has been a Tree Farm, and the previous owners won the NH Timberland Owners Association John Hoar Award in 1978 for exemplary forestry and conservation practices

    • Cross-country Skiing
    • Dog-walking
    • Hiking Trails
    • Horseback riding
    • Hunting
    • Snowshoeing
  • Two miles of trails/woods roads over gently rolling terrain through beech and hemlock forest. There are a few vernal pools visible from the trail network, and a field in the southwest corner of the property.

    • Cross-country Skiing
    • Dog-walking
    • Family-oriented
    • Hiking Trails
    • Hunting
    • Snowshoeing