Forest Reservations

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?

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

During a March storm, strong winds toppled mature pine trees on our Whittemore Reservation in Lyndeborough.  The forest had recently been the site of a shelterwood harvest, a type of

Sunday, August 13, 2017 - 2:00pm
AltonBelknap County, New Hampshire

Mount Major, the well-known eastern peak of the Belknap Range southwest of Lake Winnipesaukee, is one of the most popular hikes in NH.  This hike will involve hiking games for kids as we move along the trail, as well as an opportunity to test our new “Forest Explorer” smartphone app which features a unique, interactive scavenger hunt for kids. While hiking, we will look for and learn about the interest points found on the app as well as discover other interesting natural features found along the trail.

Earn an embroidered "Forest Reservation Challenge" patch and a color decal. 

Visit the Forest Society website here to see a board game style map and click link to download a printable numbered checklist of Forest Reservation Challenge properties,