Mount Major

It is stunning, even for those who can’t quite imagine what it must be like to summit Mount Everest to see the recent pictures of climbers ascending the 29,000-foot peak in long lines that make it seem more like the line for Space Mountain at Disney World.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 2:00pm
AltonBelknap County, New Hampshire

This FREE workshop is for public or private school teachers, camp counselors, homeschoolers and environmental educators of all types who want to learn more about Leave No Trace principles and how to teach youth about responsible outdoor recreation.  Traveling trainers from Leave No Trace will focus on communicating the 7 principles of LNT in fun and engaging ways using games and hands-on activities.  This workshop is part of the Mount Major Reservation Leave No Trace Hotspot Program, but participants do not have to have any affiliation with Mount Major or the Forest Society.  Come and learn

Local forest stewards will get trained this summer on how to help hikers enjoy Mount Major more – without leaving as much behind.

Friday, May 4, 2018 - 1:00pm
ConcordMerrimack County, New Hampshire

Do you love hiking, inspiring kids, and live within a reasonable driving distance of Mount Major?  We are looking to train some additional volunteers to assist with Mount Major Outdoor Classroom, a program that provides outreach to schools who run annual field trips to hike Mount Major.  Volunteer hike helpers greet students, teachers and parent chaperones at Mount Major and hike with them to the summit, reinforcing messages they've learned in the classroom portion of Mount Major Outdoor Classroom about natural, cultural and geologic history, hiker safety and etiquette.  We'll show you what

Late September and early to mid October are peak season for schools hiking at the Forest Society's Mt Major Forest Reservation in Alton.  This autumn the Forest Society staff and volunteers have been busy visiting schools for an in-school introduction to the geology, land use history, wildlife, f

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.

The summer series of "Five Easy Hikes In Five Weeks"  wrapped up with a group ascent of Mt. Major on Wednesday, July 26. 

The Forest Society's Mount Major Outdoor Classroom (MMOC) Program gained some new capacity this spring.  This program is provided to elementary and middle schools that already send students on field trips to hike Mount Major.

I met the Kingswood Regional Middle School  "Project Vista" students and staff team in their Wolfeboro social studies classroom on the day before their late fall hike to Mount Major in mid-November.