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.

New Hampshire resident Andrei Campeanu was first bitten by the nature bug growing up in Bucharest, Romania during the 1950s and 60s when his family would travel to the country for food and... hiking.

This winter, backcountry skiers get to ride untouched powder on the late conservationist Dick Ware's land and adjacent areas in New Hampshire's White Mountains.

This summer and fall, we partnered with WMUR to offer a series of guided hikes on our forest reservations with the goal of introducing hikers of all abilities to Forest Society properties with trail systems that possess excellent views or interesting destinations.

I rolled into the parking lot of the Mountain Wanderer Book Store in Lincoln, New Hampshire. I was there to meet two White Mountain hiking experts. Authors Mike Dickerman of Bond Cliff Books and Steve Smith, editor of the Appalachian Mountain Club’s White Mountain Hiking Guide.

Autumn as arrived. As the leaves begin to change we want to take a moment to reflect on this year's exciting (and humid) summer season.

The mountain that everybody hikes is now a place where everybody can learn thanks to the Forest Society’s New Hampshire Forest Explorer for smartphones.

Fortunately, there wasn't a soul around to witness my first mental breakdown on a trail. It happened on my first hike, when I was a college freshman at the University of Maine in Orono.