Forest Reservations

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, 



Every spring, volunteers from Hypertherm, Inc. help the Forest Society with a thorough pre-season cleaning at Grafton Pond.  Hypertherm allows its employees to volunteer for non-profits and community events several days each year, paying them for a normal day at work. 

Saturday, February 18, 2017 (All day)

Join Forest Society land stewards and Sunapee-Ragged-Kearsarge Greenway Coaltion (SRKGC) volunteers Joel Sadler and George Beaton on Saturday February 18th for a challenging X-country ski up the Lincoln Trail. This will be an extremely difficult ski trip  with lots of elevation gain going up and a narrow steep trail coming down — Expert ability to do turns with metal edge skis required. Please RSVP with George Beaton at 603-938-2637 to obtain details of meeting place/time, or to ask questions.

Sunday, January 1, 2017 - 11:00am
JaffreyJaffrey Township, Cheshire County

Start the new year off right with an outdoor excursion!  Join NH State Park and Forest Society staff and land stewards for a 3-mile self-guided hike along the Parker Trail to the Little Mountain Viewpoint. This hike will take approximately 3 hours to complete. For those looking for a more leisurely hike of 2 miles, enjoy a hike along the Parker Trail to the Cliff Walk junction and back. This leisurely hike will take approximately 2 hours on relatively flat terrain. Snowshoes or traction may be helpful depending on conditions.

After a recent timber harvest at Weeks Woods in Gilford, volunteers and staff teamed-up to build two new hiking trail bridges and to seed-down portions of skid trails with rye grass seed as part of putting the timber sale to bed and improving the hiking trail network.  The hiking trails had been

Summer Drought Effects Include Winners and Losers

Now that autumn has officially arrived, I checked with water and wildlife experts to identify winners and losers during the prolonged drought.

The Jolly Rovers Trail Crew is as hardcore as the name suggests.  This all-volunteer group from New York’s Hudson Valley recently spent 10 days working on a project halfway up the slopes of Mount Monadnock, on the heavily traveled White Cross Trail.  They built a rock staircase, 32 steps long, ou

The Forest Society sponsored a free, guided hike at the new Moody Mountain Forest Reservation in Wolfeboro in June, 2016.

Saturday, July 9, 2016 - 9:00am

Saturday, July 9, 9 am to 2 pm

HIKE POSTPONED TO SEPTEMBER 2016 -  CALL 603-224-9945 OR EMAIL for more details regarding hiking at Black Mountain addition tract.