Lost River Gorge & Boulder Caves Opens for the Season May 10

Anna Berry | May 2, 2024
Volunteers pose in warm gear at the entrance to Lost River Gorge.
We're grateful for the 15 volunteers and 5 staff from the Forest Society and Lost River Gorge who came together on April 13 for a spring clean up of the gorge and surrounding trails. The gorge is part of a 157-acre forest, called Lost River Reservation, owned by the Forest Society in North Woodstock.
"As the day progressed, the rain passed and the clouds lightened, and we all hoped to see some sunshine peek through the clouds," said Land Steward & Volunteer Coordinator Laurel Swope-Brush. "But, spirits were still high because we had the chance to join together and help get Lost River ready for visitors."
Not much ice or snow remained in the gorge this year but a lot of larger debris was on the boardwalks and clogging the caves from the late season storms, including snow and flooding in early April.
Volunteers enjoyed a delicious lunch provided by Lost River staff.
Do you know the history of Lost River Gorge? In the early 1900s as logging increased in the area and threatened the beauty of Lost River Gorge and the surrounding area, there was a need to protect this natural wonder. The Forest Society recognized that need and purchased Lost River in 1912. Still owned by the Forest Society today, the property is leased and operated by the White Mountains Attractions Association.
We can't wait for Lost River Gorge & Boulder Caves to open for the season on Friday, May 10! Learn more and get your tickets here.