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.

"We're glad to know about this place," said one hiker. 

The first day of the New Year!

I should have known not to get smug when the potatoes in my new garden spot were thriving in May. I thought it was going to be my best gardening year ever. But then the plants turned yellow and seemed to wither into nothingness in a matter of days.

Summer Drought Effects Include Winners and Losers

Now that autumn has officially arrived, I checked with water and wildlife experts to identify winners and losers during the prolonged drought.

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.

The Forest Society sponsored a free, guided hike at the new Moody Mountain Forest Reservation in Wolfeboro in June, 2016.

Have you ever been on a guided hike through the woods that was absolutely terrible because there was nothing to see and your guide didn’t point out enough fascinating facts about nature?  Yeah, me neither.  This is one of the points we try to get across to volunteers at our Field Trip 101 worksho

Young Forests

Important game bird habitats, old fields and sapling forests are becoming less common.

 The Forest Society is offering guided, as well as self-guided, tours of its  Conservation Center headquarters in Concord and guided tours of the adjacent 103-acre Merrimack River Outdoor Education & Conservation Area