Recreation

The Forest Society's mission includes conserving lands that provide recreational opportunities--and economic benefits through tourism--for New Hampshire residents and visitors. Visit this page to explore stories related to recreation on conserved lands.

Photo by Jerry Monkman
Our reservations are open to the public for many kinds of pedestrian recreation.
Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 3:30pm
ConcordMerrimack County, New Hampshire
Join Linden Rayton, SPNHF Floodplain Education Coordinator, at the Merrimack River Conservation Area to explore the most common trees you see here and in your neighborhoods, along with some specialties you won’t see in a city park. Learn how trees communicate with each other, and their resiliency in the face of current challenges like invasive pests and climate change.  After the program ends, you are in the perfect spot to cool off with a dip in the Merrimack River!

This July, the Forest Society with partners at NH State Parks will host “Monadnock Trails Week” beginning Friday July 19 through Tuesday July 23 in Jaffrey.

When the Forest Society protected 200 acres on Mount Major in 2015, our fundraising slogan was “Everybody Hikes Mount Major.”  There has never been a more accurate campaign slogan, even in New Hampshire, home of the nation’s first primary. 

Friday, July 19, 2019 (All day)
JaffreyNH

Join us for the 14th Annual Monadnock Trails Week!

FRIDAY JULY 19th - TUESDAY JULY 23rd
Meet @ 9am - Work until 3pm then hike out

Ever wonder how that rock staircase miles up the trail came to be? The Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests and N.H. State Parks are hosting trail improvement projects all over the mountain.  In this week-long event you'll gain a new perspective of hiking trails by helping to maintain them. 

The foam formed eddies on the surface of the pool as Stevens Brook rushed down and through this particular crook in the waterway in the shadow of route-89 in East Sutton, New Hampshire.

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.

Dog owners will find a lot to love about Forest Society lands: Dogs are permitted at all of our reservations except for Monadnock, Lost River, and Creek Farm. If walking is a social experience for you and your pooch, super-popular locations such as Mount Major may fit the bill.

What could be a better metaphor for community connectedness than a group of individuals coming together to build a bridge?