The Rocks

Even as the smoke still rises from the ashes at the site of the fire that destroyed the 4 ½-story historic Tool Building at the Rocks, staff at the Forest Society are starting to figure out next steps to restoring programming at its North Country Conservation and Education Center.

A fire has destroyed a century-old building on a historic northern New Hampshire estate known for its conservation practices and pick-your-own Christmas tree farm.

Firefighters say the fire at The Rocks Estate in Bethlehem broke out at about 6 p.m. Wednesday.

BETHLEHEM — Bethlehem Fire Chief Jack Anderson said the fire that leveled the Tool Building at The Rocks Estate Wednesday evening began accidentally in a lower-level workshop and is not considered suspicious.

Following the fire that destroyed the historic Tool Building and former Electric Plant used as a gift shop at the Rocks, messages and comments came streaming in.

This year at The Rocks Christmas Tree Farm, we are looking for 3-5 volunteers on each of the busiest pre-Christmas weekend days to help in the pre-cut Christmas tree area.  The Christmas season at The Rocks is magical, with horse-drawn

BETHLEHEM — Frances Glessner Lee’s dictum was “Convict the guilty, clear the innocent, and find the truth in a nutshell,” which she did on a scale of one inch to the foot.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 7:00pm
Hikers and animal lovers, mark your calendars! Writer Tom Ryan and his canine companions Samwise and Emily will visit The Rocks Estate June 6 to discuss their adventures and some of the stories from “Will’s Red Coat,” his new book. 
The presentation will begin at 7 p.m. An admission fee of $10 per person will be earmarked for improvements to the events room in the main building at The Rocks. Owned by the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests, The Rocks serves as the Society’s North Country Conservation & Education Center.

Note: Francis Glessner Lee was a member of the Glessner family that owned The Rocks in Bethlehem, NH, which was subsequently given to the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests to conserve the 1400 acres of fields and forests.