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A view from the summit of Mount Major.

We Need Your Help! Support Sustainable Trail Improvements at Mount Major

Anne Truslow | May 14, 2024

Soil erosion, off-trail usage, dog waste, and trash are just some of the visitor-created impacts Forest Society staff and volunteers contend with throughout the year. 

A volunteer at the summit of Mt Major with a black lab.

Union Leader: For Earth Day, volunteers removed trash from a treasured peak

April 26, 2023

With sweeping views of Lake Winnipesaukee and the White Mountains, including Mount Washington and trails for most skill and energy levels, Mt. Major is one of the most sought-after outdoor attractions in southern New Hampshire, according to the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests, which owns the 200-acre reservation.

Smiling Students on Summit of Mount Major

Schools Celebrate Year-End By Hiking at Mt Major

Dave Anderson | June 6, 2022

One popular annual NH tradition is a hike to Mt Major in Alton as a capstone experience. (Photo: Michael Pelletier)

Mount Major
A team from NH Electric Cooperative stops on the trail for a photo.

Earth Day at Mount Major

Anna Berry | April 27, 2022

Volunteers left the popular hiking destination clean and green.

Mount Major Outdoor Classroom

Dave Anderson | October 21, 2019

October is often the busiest month of the year at Mt Major and particularly for the NH elementary and middle schools partnering with the Forest Society as we offer the autumn season of in-school and on-mountainpresentations we call our "Mount Major Outdoor Classroom."