Autumn is Beautiful on the White Mountain National Forest
Planning a day trip, or spending a week - there are numerous scenic drives, hikes, and scenic vistas waiting for you. Fall is beautiful here on the White Mountain National Forest - the weather is perfect and the air is crisp. Take a look at our suggested drives and other links of interest to plan your visit. Enjoy!
Lower Falls Recreation Site Remains Closed - Site Improvements are Well Underway
Site improvements are under way at Lower Falls Recreation site, and while it will remain closed until November, the upgrades and improvements are significant and worth a visit next year. The forest is looking forward to renovations that will improve public safety, the recreation experience, and minimize visitor impacts to the area. While Lower Falls is closed, please refrain from slowing down or pulling over. Learn more
Mountain Pond Shelter Receives Major Improvements
Many years in the works, Mountain Pond Shelter finally saw the improvements come to life. Over 2 weeks of hard work by Forest Service staff and volunteers resulted in replacing sill logs, 2 walls worth of logs, rock footings, a few roof rafters and a metal roof. The finishing touchs: final screws in the ridge cap and loaded all the old roofing, tools, and equipment from the site and the project is officially done. Read more.
Don't let the forecast fool you; the weather and recreating conditions are highly unpredicable as late summer transitions to fall. Keep the following in mind as you prepare for a day enjoying the forest.
Built in 1923, the Fabyan Guard Station is the oldest structure built by the Forest Service in New Hampshire’s White Mountain National Forest and is one of the oldest remaining guard stations in the eastern United States.
In 2014, the White Mountain National Forest Heritage Program and Historicorps came together, along with many volunteers, to spend 3 weeks restoring this cabin.