Mount Monadnock

Trail improvements were made at Mt. Monadnock and Gap Mountain despite intense heat and humidity.

The Renaissance for the MSG began in 1974.

An annual celebration of all things Monadnock starts July 30.

We are grateful to the 100 hikers who helped us kick off a new decade on our land on January 1, 2020 at the First Day Hike on Mt.

Wednesday, January 1, 2020 - 12:00pm
JaffreyJaffrey Township, Cheshire County

Start 2020 off on your best foot!  Join NH State Parks staff and Forest Society staff and land stewards for a 3-mile hike along the Parker Trail to the Little Mountain Viewpoint on Mount Monadnock.  You'll start the hike with a glimpse of Poole Reservoir and continue on following rolling hills and old stone walls as you round the base of Mt. Monadnock towards the Old Toll Rd. This hike will take approximately 3 hours to complete. For those looking for a more leisurely hike, follow the Parker Trail to the Cliff Walk Junction and back.

Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 9:00am

Meet The Mountain Day provides the public an opportunity to learn about the mission of the MERE Program (Monadnock Ecological Research & Education Program) and partners including Monadnock State Park and The Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests, as well as to offer activities, guided hikes, and wildlife encounters to youth, families and adults.

Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 10:00am

On these special tours, learn from forestry experts with Bay State Forestry, UNH Cooperative Extension, and the Forest Society about the roles of the landowner, consulting forester and logging contractor. You’ll see an active timber sale layout from stumps to the landing and learn which trees are marked to cut and why. You’ll learn about wood markets, timber volumes and values. We’ll also discuss how non-timber features including water quality are protected during logging and how wildlife habitats and recreational trails can be enhanced.

Two prominent mountains in the Monadnock Region, miles and towns apart, now share a link that could bring them a little closer together.

Volunteers for Monadnock Trails Week just completed the 12th year of trail improvements on Mt. Monadnock. Volunteers worked with Forest Society staff and trailwork professionals to accomplish projects that make hiking the mountain safer, easier, and less impactful to the surrounding forest.