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Pulpit Rock Conservation Area

Pulpit Rock Conservation Area hosts over 3 miles of trails in a 330-acre parcel. Pulpit brook flows through one of the most impressive natural gorges in southern NH.

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Russell Abbott State Forest

The Russell Abbot State forest is an extensive preserve with well-blazed trails and the remains of a large mill.

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Martha’s Brook & Sam’s Trail Loop

Martha’s Brook and Sam’s Trail is a 1.5 mile loop through lush forest that holds a surprise or two.

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Garwin Falls

This is another popular location for photographers and with good reason. Not only do we have an impressive waterfall, but the brook itself is gorgeous, winding through dense groves of mountain laurel. The falls themselves are natural, but lie below

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Tucker Brook/Falls

If you’re a nature photographer in southern NH, this is probably a place you know and love. If you’re not and you’ve never been, you’re in for a treat. Tucker Brook and the lovely falls are one of several easily

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Horse Hill Nature Preserve

Often when I want to get outside, I don’t want to drive a long way to get there. That’s one of the reasons this web site exists. A¬†preserve that I feel is important, especially for southern NH which can seem

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Loverens Mill Cedar Swamp Preserve

Tucked into a much larger network of some 15,000 acres of protected land, the Loverens Mill Cedar Swamp preserve provides another opportunity to get up close to the rare and always beautiful Atlantic White Cedar. Even though its much farther

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Fox Forest

It’s full name is The Caroline A. Fox Research and Demonstration Forest and it’s a treasure. I’ve been there several times and in all seasons. Enough so that I found my favorite beech tree (off the path, but visible and

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Ponemah Bog

The work of the glaciers that covered New Hampshire during the last ice age is apparent all over the state, mostly in the form of exposed granite ledge and boulders ranging from the size of bowling balls to your house.

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Manchester Cedar Swamp

Sounds romantic, right? Who wouldn’t want to spend time in a swamp? Well, I would¬†– I love swamps (my favorite Talking Heads song is Swamp, too, if you want more proof). I’m not the only one. All over the state

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