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.
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.
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.
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.
Mount Monadnock is one of the most-hiked mountains in the world, and one of the first places the Forest Society protected. You don't have to make it to the summit to experience all the wonders that Mount Monadnock has to offer! Join Forest Society land steward and Monadnock Trail Crew Member Julie Perron on a beautiful 4 mile loop hike on the southern flanks of the mountain- this off-the-beaten-path loop travels three Monadnock trails (Parker, Lost Farm and Cliff Walk) offering fine views without the crowds along with lush hardwood forests, babbling brooks and boulder outcroppings.
On Saturday, January 7, fifty people hiked from the active timber landing along the Marlboro Trail to see active timber harvesting on 65 acres on the lower slopes of the Forest Society's 4500-acre Monadnock Reservation in Jaffrey.