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.

Whether you’re taking part in this summer's Merrimack Paddle Challenge or are boating for the first time, experienced paddlers share their advice for getting out on the water.

We hope you’ll take a few minutes to view a short slideshow of some highlights from our year of conserving, enjoying, and caring for forests.

Celebrate winter solstice and the New Year with by getting outside.

From Andrew Brook Forest to Weeks Woods, nearly 350 people took part in the Forest Society's 5 Hikes Challenge this year

The presence of hunters can offend or even frighten some hikers unaccustomed to hunting activity.

A "Hike-it-Yourself" Autumn Adventure: August 31- October 31

Hit the trail with your family, friends, or on your own for a do-it-yourself hiking experience. Hike just one or a collection of five trails located on Forest Society reservations! 

Registered participants receive a colorful Forest Society buff, trail maps with directions, and hiking tips. Registration fees support the continued stewardship of these beautiful spaces.

Learn about the indigenous history of the Merrimack River and how advocates are trying to restore it today.

Thank you to the volunteers who gave nearly 350 hours of service over 5 days to improve trails.

Campers are a reminder that splashing, swimming and playing at making mud pies along the river’s banks are also essential services provided by a river that has shaped New Hampshire and its residents for centuries.