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 land is part of the estate that was owned for generations by the Wright family of Keene, which made its fortune in silver polish. Legend has it that John Wright’s first silver polish was developed in the late 1800s as the result of an accidental encounter with a cow on a muddy back road. Finding the cow mired in a bog, he enlisted a local farmer to free the animal.

    Birdwatching, Cross-country Skiing, Dog-walking, Great Views, Hiking Trails, Hunting, Snowmobiling, Snowshoeing
  • Like much of the region, the slopes of Barton Hill were cleared for farm pastures and timber by the mid 1800s. The abandonment of hill farms allowed this land to gradually revert to a forest of poplar, white birch, and pine.

    Cross-country Skiing, Dog-walking, Family-oriented, Hiking Trails, Hunting, Snowmobiling, Snowshoeing
  • Dog-walking, Hiking Trails, Snowshoeing
  • Three different paths lead to the summit of Green Mountain, where you’ll find the fire tower that’s part of the Green Mountain State Forest, a block of land at the summit surrounded by the High Watch Preserve.

    Birdwatching, Blueberry picking, Dog-walking, Great Views, Hiking Trails, Hunting, Snowshoeing
  • A hiking trail maintained by the Squam Lakes Association runs over this property, offering nice views of Squam Lake.

    Birdwatching, Cross-country Skiing, Dog-walking, Family-oriented, Great Views, Hiking Trails, 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.

    Birdwatching, Cross-country Skiing, Dog-walking, Family-oriented, Hiking Trails, Hunting, 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

    Birdwatching, Cross-country Skiing, Dog-walking, Family-oriented, 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.

    Birdwatching, Cross-country Skiing, Dog-walking, Family-oriented, Great Views, Hiking Trails, Hunting, Snowmobiling, Snowshoeing
  • Silver pines leaning over a dry riverbed.

    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.

    Birdwatching, Cross-country Skiing, Dog-walking, Family-oriented, Fishing, Great Views, Hiking Trails, Paddling (canoeing / kayaking), Snowshoeing
  • Lily pads on a pond.

    Monson Village was one of New Hampshire’s first inland towns settled by Europeans.

    Birdwatching, Cross-country Skiing, Dog-walking, Family-oriented, Geocaching, Great Views, Hiking Trails, Snowshoeing