The Rocks

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.

An article from Co.Design by Katharine Schwab recently featured the pioneering forensics work of Frances Glessner Lee, a member of the family that donated The Rocks Estate to the Forest Society. 


On March 16, 22 people gathered at the Forest Society's Rocks Estate in Bethlehem to learn pruning techniques for wild apple trees.

BETHLEHEM, N.H.—Brody Tuite is a relatively new volunteer at The Rocks Estate, but helping out at the Christmas tree farm, which also serves as the Forest Society’s North Country Conservation and Education Center, is something of a Tuite family tradition.