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.

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.

Enter your favorite shots taken on a Forest Society reservation OR on any property conserved through an easement with the Forest Society, by September 15 (deadline extended!) for a chance to have your photo published in the autumn 2018 issue of Forest Notes, free passes

Turn over a new leaf with a fall foliage hiking series in New Hampshire
Fall photo of Muster Field Farm by A. Garrett Evans

The Dilly Cliffs Trail out of Lost River Gorge in Woodstock, N.H., will be closed indefinitely due to the recent forest fire.  Portions of the Kinsman Ridge Trail (AT) remain closed temporarily as well. 

Hikers arriving at immensely popular Mount Major in Alton this summer will find a few changes, as the Forest Society is working with our partners to improve the experience little by little.

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