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.

A "Hike-it-Yourself" Autumn Adventure: August 31- October 31, 2021

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.

"[T]his picturesque historic site, presided over since 1998 by the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests, is a complicated collection of things lost and found in hardscrabble ground."

In an overwhelmingly bipartisan vote, the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday approved the Great American Outdoors Act.

It's blueberry season! Combine walking or hiking with blueberry picking on these five featured Forest Society reservations and easement lands.

From Franklin, New Hampshire, to Newburyport, Massachusetts, there is much to see and experience along the Merrimack River watershed.

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.