Welcome to the Forest Society's Guide to Our Lands. The Forest Society owns 174 properties throughout the state, and the public is welcome on all but a few that are ecologically fragile. This guide will direct you to some of our most visitor-friendly properties.
Some of our reservations include small parking areas, information kiosks and marked trail systems, but many don't. Unlike many public parks, our conserved properties seldom have restroom facilities or other amenities. Please keep the following guidelines in mind when visiting.
- We ask that you leave no trace when you visit (carry out all trash).
- Where dogs are permitted, they must be under owner control at all times and dog waste should be carried out.
- No camping or fires are permitted.
- Wheeled vehicles (including dirt bikes, ATVs and trucks) are prohibited – too often their unregulated use damages the forest, roads, and trails.
- Hunting and fishing are encouraged, in accordance with New Hampshire state law.
- On gated properties, please DO NOT BLOCK THE GATE.
- Note: The Forest Society does not plow or guarantee access to its properties or parking areas during the winter.
You'll find more detailed information about these extraordinary places by clicking on the links below. We are grateful to the many volunteers who hiked these reservations and drafted many of the trail descriptions and insider insights provided.
Great North Woods