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.

Lost River Gorge & Boulder Caves, part of the Forest Society's Lost River Reservation, opened for the summer on June 13.

In an overwhelmingly bipartisan vote, the U.S. Senate recently approved the Great American Outdoors Act.

The Forest Society joins a broad coalition of groups calling for Congress to pass the Great American Outdoors Act.

Since the Berry family's winter hike two months ago, they have walked a lot of new trails — even if they've only made it halfway. And for the time being, they are grateful to be healthy and be outside.

The Lunchtime Live series is part of our ongoing initiative to keep you connected with the outdoors closer to home. It's now airing once a week as staff head back into the field for the summer months. You can see past virtual field trips, fireside Friday readings, and more here.

Check out our new Easement Lands Guide for even more outdoor recreation opportunities! The lands we've highlighted are Conservation Easement Properties on land owned by towns, other organizations or individuals.

Since mid-March, my family and I have been doing a lot of walking in the woods. Daily hikes on quiet, local trails have become our sanity in this constricted and complicated reality that we are living in.

Here are a few recommendations from the Forest Society’s staff for you to watch, read, and listen to now that we're all staying closer to home.

 

When a road trip north isn’t an option, Maria Finnegan relies on Nashua’s network of rail trails or takes a walk in a local park. Unfortunately, the Coronoavirus has made getting some fresh air a bit more complicated.