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Field Trips and Events

Come explore New Hampshire and rediscover what makes living here so special! The Forest Society offers a full program of fun, educational field trips, workshops and events designed to meet your interests and celebrate the people and places of this great state.

Choose from a wide range of activities – for all ability levels – held throughout the state.


Field Trips

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Mount Major – Hidden History & optional Guided Summit Hike

Saturday, October 25; 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. easier walk; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. summit hike

Learn the cultural history and forest ecology of Mount Major in Alton. This special, 2-part guided hike will visit lesser known cultural history features, glacial boulders, and the rock shelters located off-trail along the lower slopes. A more strenuous afternoon option will follow: a naturalist-guided hike to the summit with Forest Society and LRCT staff. See the magnificent views. Learn the names of local landmarks. Learn about recent land conservation success in the Belknap Range. Meet at trailhead parking lot. Pre-registration is required. To register, use the Register button above, email or call 224-9945.

Co-sponsored by The Lakes Region Conservation Trust and Forest Society.

Special Events

Tour Modern Wood Pellet and Chip Heating Systems

October 21 through October 24

Various NH locations

The New Hampshire Wood Energy Council (NH WEC) is sponsoring six guided tours of working wood chip and wood pellet heating systems at convenient locations across New Hampshire October 21 through October 24. The tours are free and open to the public, but registration is required.

The six tours will feature visits to 16 different commercial and institutional sites including public schools, municipal buildings, hospitals, office facilities and private businesses.

Visit for details and registration.

Save the date! Saving Special Places 2015

Saturday, April 11

Saving Special Places is New Hampshire's largest annual conservation event. Whether you're new to conservation and want to learn from the people who do it every day or you're an old hand wanting to network with colleagues, Saving Special Places is not to be missed. Watch for more information as it becomes available.

North Country Calendar

Visit for a calendar of events happening at The Rocks and in the surrounding area.

Conservation Commission Field Training Series

Come join the New Hampshire Association of Conservation Commissions (NHACC) and UNH Cooperative Extension for this year's outdoors-based Conservation Commission Field Training Series. These workshops are aimed at those who serve on their town's conservation commissions, but are open to the public and all are welcome to attend.

Sessions include:

  • Engaging Youth with your Conservation Commission
  • Wetlands Applications and Permitting
  • Mobile Technology for Mapping
  • Wetlands Identification
  • Learning to Live with Beavers
  • How to Lead an Invasive Plant Work Day
This is a great opportunity to get out and enjoy the outdoors this Spring, Summer, and Fall and learn some essential skills. The best part is that the sessions are free, though there is a $10 suggested donation to help defray the costs of running them.

For more details, take a look at the workshop flyer. Please feel free to print or email the flyer to distribute to those who may be interested in attending.

Click here to register. If you have any questions, please contact Emily Lord at or 603-224-7867.

See you in the field!

Work Days

Moose Mountains Reservation Trail Workdays

Saturdays 9/13, 9/27, 10/11, and 10/25, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
(Rain dates: the Sunday following each date)

Moose Mountains Reservation, Middleton/Brookfield

Join Land Stewards Jason Morris and Scott Lavoice for a blitz of trail work at Moose Mountains Reservation. We will be continuing to build a new trail up Phoebe's Nable Mountain that was started Fall 2013. Moose Mountains Reservation will be included in the new edition of the AMC's Southern New Hampshire Trail Guide due out in Spring 2015, and we want this trail to be ready. Work will primarily consist of clearing and duffing out the new trail corridor. Meet at the Moose Mountains Reservation trailhead at the end of New Portsmouth Road in Middleton. We will drive/car pool up to the field which is a short distance from the trail head. We will break for lunch on Phoebe's Nable with a 180-degree view.

Bring: lunch, lots of water, work gloves, and sturdy work clothes and boots. If you have a metal rake or loppers bring those along, too. We will have the heavy trail tools. If you have taken the Forest Society's chainsaw safety course and are willing to bring/use your saw, that may be helpful as well.

To register: Email Jason Morris at

Exhibits at the Conservation Center

Exhibits are open for viewing weekdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. A percentage of sales will benefit the work of the Forest Society.

Please call 603-224-9945 before visiting as the exhibit room may be in use. It also serves as a meeting space.

Lyrical Nature, the Black and White Images of Jack Ahearn

Monday, September 1 through Thursday, October 30

A nature-inspired collection of large photographs captured during visits to several parcels of land that are permanently protected by the Society for the Forest Society. Other images are from visits to Virginia, Colorado, Death Valley, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland. Details of rocks, roots and flowers intermix with sweeping landscapes.


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