Take Healthy Steps Toward Forest Recreation

We encourage you to #hikelocal, #walklocal and stay safe in the outdoors.

May 29, 2020

Find a Local Hike with our guide to conservation lands across the state, organized by region.

Remember to #hikelocal and #walklocal if you're heading outside and #recreateresponsibly.


This sign at Mount Major is a good reminder that when the parking lot is full, the trail is too!

Temporary signage at Mount Major says," Be safe. Full lot means a full trail."



A number of local media outlets have shared our message:

Laconia Daily Sun: Hikers urged to avoid crowded trails

New Hampshire Public Radio: Hike Local During Pandemic, Say N.H. Conservation Groups

and follow-ups here (Hikers Flock To Popular Trails In First Days Of N.H.'s Stay-At-Home Order) and here (Should I go on a hike this weekend?).

WMUR: NH wilderness areas get crowded as people seek outdoor spaces

Seacoastonline: NH conservation groups urge hikers to take path less traveled during pandemic

Union Leader: Discover New Hampshire in the time of COVID

Conway Daily Sun: Get out! Beat COVID-19 blues with fresh air, exercise

Monadnock Ledger Transcript: Hike Safely in the Age of COVID-19

New Hampshire Business Review: Be Safe. Be Well. Be Local.

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