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.

It is stunning, even for those who can’t quite imagine what it must be like to summit Mount Everest to see the recent pictures of climbers ascending the 29,000-foot peak in long lines that make it seem more like the line for Space Mountain at Disney World.

Dog owners will find a lot to love about Forest Society lands: Dogs are permitted at all of our reservations except for Monadnock, Lost River, and Creek Farm. If walking is a social experience for you and your pooch, super-popular locations such as Mount Major may fit the bill.

What could be a better metaphor for community connectedness than a group of individuals coming together to build a bridge?

Are you a fern fan?

I suppose to most, ferns are just those plants that brush up against your calves while walking or hiking. They tickle and often make tick-weary hikers nervous wherever they lean into the trail.

For decades, environmentalists and public service agencies have attempted various slogans to teach people about the harm litter causes wildlife, water, and our environment and to ask more people to take personal responsibility. What will it take to stop our litter problem once and for all?

With more than 80,000 people hiking Mt. Major every year, the popular hiking spot has seen its share of excessive trash, damage to vegetation, trail erosion, disturbance to wildlife, and more. As a result, Mt. Major was chosen as one of 19 Hot Spots nationwide to be the focus of training from the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics.

Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 8:00pm
PortsmouthNH

Join us to practice mindfulness at peaceful Creek Farm Reservation! Mindfulness teacher Liz Korabek-Emerson, MFA will lead an evening sitting and walking meditation practice by Sagamore Creek. No experience is necessary, and everyone is welcome! Please meet on the lawn by the lions. Liz will post weather updates on her website: www.korabektraining.com.

Join us on Thursday, August 11th at 8:15pm at Creek Farm, 400 Little Harbor Rd, Portsmouth, NH.

Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 8:15pm
PortsmouthNH

Join us to practice mindfulness at peaceful Creek Farm Reservation! Mindfulness teacher Liz Korabek-Emerson, MFA will lead an evening sitting and walking meditation practice by Sagamore Creek. No experience is necessary, and everyone is welcome! Please meet on the lawn by the lions. Liz will post weather updates on her website: www.korabektraining.com.

Join us on Thursday, July 11th at 8:15pm at Creek Farm, 400 Little Harbor Rd, Portsmouth, NH.

Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 8:15pm
PortsmouthNH

Join us to practice mindfulness at peaceful Creek Farm! Mindfulness teacher Liz Korabek-Emerson, MFA will lead an evening sitting and walking meditation practice by Sagamore Creek. No experience is necessary, and everyone is welcome! Please meet on the lawn by the lions. Liz will post weather updates on her website: www.korabektraining.com.

Join us on Thursday, June 13th at 8:15pm at Creek Farm, 400 Little Harbor Rd, Portsmouth, NH.