Field Trips and Guided Hikes

Sunday, June 9, 2019 - 8:00am
LempsterSullivan County, New Hampshire

Join Forest Society land steward Jack Swatt and Dylan Jackson for a morning of birding at the Ashuelot River Headwaters Forest.  Since its purchase by the Forest Society in 2010, The Ashuelot Headwaters Forest on Mountain Rd. in Lempster has become a hotspot for finding birds typically found in more northerly forests.  Co-sponsored by NH Audubon.  Bring binoculars and water, long pants recommended.

Parking is limited on Mountain Rd. so meet at the parking area for the Duck Pond Trail (Lempster Town Forest) on Long Pond Rd. about a half mile in on the right from Mountain Rd.

Saturday, February 9, 2019 - 10:00am
WiltonNH

On these special tours, learn from forestry experts with Meadowsend Timberlands, UNH Cooperative Extension, and the Forest Society about the roles of the landowner, consulting forester and logging contractor. You’ll see an active timber sale layout from stumps to the landing and learn which trees are marked to cut and why. You’ll learn about wood markets, timber volumes and values. We’ll also discuss how non-timber features including water quality are protected during logging and how wildlife habitats and recreational trails can be enhanced.

This summer and fall, we partnered with WMUR to offer a series of guided hikes on our forest reservations with the goal of introducing hikers of all abilities to Forest Society properties with trail systems that possess excellent views or interesting destinations.

Enter your favorite shots taken on a Forest Society reservation OR on any property conserved through an easement with the Forest Society, by September 15 (deadline extended!) for a chance to have your photo published in the autumn 2018 issue of Forest Notes, free passes

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 10:00am
NottinghamNH

"Improve Your Outlook" during the Forest Society's: Five Hikes in Five Weeks" Summer 2018 series.

This guided hike will introduce participants to forest communities and historic features on a private woodland protected by a Forest Society conservation easement and owned by the Fernald Family in Nottingham. The hike includes the Bean River, a woods road hike over Stevens Hill and a side visit to a rare old-growth, black gum wetland. 

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 1:00pm
BethlehemGrafton County, New Hampshire

"Improve Your Outlook" during the Forest Society's: Five Hikes in Five Weeks" Summer 2018 series.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 10:00am
HebronNH

"Improve Your Outlook" during the Forest Society's: Five Hikes in Five Weeks" Summer 2018 series.

Cockermouth Forest, Hebron, NH

Saturday, July 7, 2018 - 9:00am
PortsmouthRockingham County, New Hampshire

"Improve Your Outlook" during the Forest Society's: Five Hikes in Five Weeks" Summer 2018 series.

Creek Farm is a 35 acre forest reservation and beautiful historic property just a short drive from the center of Portsmouth. We will walk along the Little Harbor Loop Trail, beginning at Creek Farm and passing through the Wentworth-Coolidge historic site and city of Portsmouth conservation land. As you walk along the 1.5 mile loop, you will learn about the ecology and history of Creek Farm and enjoy scenic views of Sagamore Creek.

Friday, June 29, 2018 - 10:00am

"Improve Your Outlook" during the Forest Society's: Five Hikes in Five Weeks" Summer 2018 series.

High Blue Reservation, Walpole, NH