Trails at The Rocks
Changes are coming to The Rocks as part of the Forest Society North campaign, a multi-year restoration and renovation project that started in 2020 and that we hope to complete by fall 2023.
The Rocks' trails, fields, and parking lots were closed to the public starting June 1, 2022 due to construction work at the Carriage Barn, except for special events and programs. Closure of the property is temporary — although the renovation of the building is ongoing, we hope the construction zone will be contained so that the parking areas and public use can open again soon.
Use our Reservation Guide to find other Forest Society properties nearby, including Bretzfelder Park and David Dana Forest, or see what other trails the Town of Bethlehem recommends.
**ALL TRAILS STILL CLOSED AS OF JANUARY 1, 2023!**
Christmas Tree Trail - .8 miles/Easy *The trail is closed on weekdays from April 1 through November 20 to ensure our staff can care for the Christmas trees in the field.*
The Christmas Tree Trail leads visitors through The Rocks Christmas tree plantation, with 15 numbered stops noting information about the property's past and present. The trail leads past wetland habitat, rows of Christmas trees, and artfully crafted stone walls, with panoramic views of the White Mountains along the way.
- Christmas Tree Trail Map (2.26 MB PDF)
Michael A. Gozzo Trail - 4.6 miles/Varied
This varied trail is named for the late Michael A. Gozzo, who loved hiking and the White Mountains. The trail meanders through The Rocks, crossing managed woodland and overgrown apple orchards, and skirting beaver ponds and wetland habitat.
Hikers may explore this trail as one long loop or by selecting one or more of the various spurs:
- 1.8-mile/ Moderate - Gozzo Rocks Loop begins and ends at The Rocks and includes the Beaver Pond Loop.
- .67-mile (one-way)/Difficult - Gozzo Trail to South Road - This spur of the trail leads steeply from the beaver pond to South Road.
- 1.5-mile/Moderate - Gozzo South Road Loop begins and ends at the South Road parking area.
- Michael A. Gozzo Trail Map (51 KB PDF)
Please see our Visitor Use Guidelines page for a complete list of rules and regulations for Forest Society reservations.