Forest Reservations

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.

Passover on the Jewish Calendar, Holy week on the Christian Calendar, Muskrat Week on the Floodplain Calendar.

Trees have a funny way of getting ready for winter. Unlike people, who bundle up against the cold, deciduous trees sense the receding sunlight of shorter days and commence to get naked. And then they stay that way all winter long.

Saturday, June 9, 2018 - 10:00am
ClarksvilleCoos County, New Hampshire

The Washburn Family Forest in Clarksville is a 2,128 acre property with 6 miles of frontage along the Connecticut River.  Protected in 2008, this property boasts 17 miles of well maintained gravel woods roads just waiting to be explored on mountain bikes!  Come and enjoy an easy mountain bike ride (no single track or technical sections) through some beautiful forest.  Bring your own bike and gear, snacks/lunch and plenty of water.  Meet at the Washburn Family Forest Parking area on Route 3 in Clarksville (on the east side of Route 3 just before the bridge that enters Pittsburgh).  RSVP requ

Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 6:00pm
LittletonGrafton County, New Hampshire

The 90 acre Sleeping Astronomer Forest in Bethlehem was once destined for house lots, but was "saved" by Dr. Henry W. Vallant and George R.

Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 8:30am
BethlehemGrafton County, New Hampshire

NOTE NEW DATE - SUNDAY JANUARY 14. WE ARE ASKING PEOPLE TO RSVP IF YOU ARE INTENDING TO ATTEND THE RESCHEDULED HIKE. SEE RSVP BUTTON BELOW.

White Pine, Blue Stain

After a wind storm, how long do fallen white pine logs last?

Monday, January 1, 2018 - 12:00pm
PortsmouthRockingham County, New Hampshire

Join Forest Society and NH State Parks staff and volunteers on the first day of 2018 for a self-guided natural history tour of the Little Harbor Loop Trail in Portsmouth.  This loop trail is an easy 1.5 mile hike passing through Creek Farm Reservation, the Wentworth-Coolidge Mansion State Historic Site, and City of Portsmouth conservation land.  It should take 1-1.5 hours to complete at a leisurly pace.  Guides will be stationed along the trail to share the natural and cultural history of the area.  Join us to seek signs of wildlife, watch shorebirds, discover a tidal pool, and enjoy the ma

This Autumn, the Forest Society was pleased to offer a series of guided hikes on our Forest Reservations.  The Fall series of "5 Easy Hikes in 5 Weeks" was modeled after our similar "5 Hikes" programs in Winter/Spring and Summer 2017, with the goal of introducing hikers of all abilities to Forest