Taves Reservation

forest stream with moss

About the Property

The Forest Society primarily manages this property for sustainable forestry, productive wildlife habitat, and other conservation benefits in support of the greater Roxbury community. While all of our reservations are open to the public, this property may be difficult to access due to a lack of developed recreation features and resources such as signage, parking, established trails, and a detailed Forest Reservation Guide map.

Please see our Visitor Use Guidelines page for a complete list of rules and regulations for Forest Society reservations. 

If you are looking to explore a unique forest in this area that offers a wider array of recreational opportunities, we encourage you to visit any of our “recommended properties nearby” featured below.

Fishing Guide

Most people drive by the Taves Reservation on NH Route 9 and never know it’s there.  This 673-acre reservation has more than a half mile of frontage on the highway, and all of that encompasses a fast flowing portion of Otter Brook right alongside the highway.  With the exception of one house on the east side of the road, the Forest Society’s land is just north of the Granite Gorge Ski Area.  There are a couple of places to stop along the highway, but be careful.  This is a very well-travelled road.   N.H. Fish and Game sometimes stocks Otter Brook with trout in the spring.