Mount Major

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.

Hikers arriving at immensely popular Mount Major in Alton this summer will find a few changes, as the Forest Society is working with our partners to improve the experience little by little.

Dave Roberts, a retired teacher from Farmington who dedicated himself to exploring the Belknap Range after retiring, had clever method of getting people to care about the trails. He put maps into their that would enable them to experience the range for themselves.

Mount Major is the annual destination of the fourth grade classes of Portsmouth's Little Harbour Elementary School (LHES).

You’d think a group of high school girls would have only disparaging remarks about litterbugs after picking up scads of sticky granola bar wrappers and Gatorade bottles – plus some really weird items -- from the summit and trails of Mt. Major last weekend.

ALTON, April 19, 2015 — To celebrate the upcoming Earth Day, groups of experienced and budding conservationists took to the trails of Mount Major on Sunday with hopes of making it a nicer place for hikers.