White Mountain National Forest Artist in Residence ~ Ben Cosgrove
Ben Cosgrove describes himself as a composer, multi-instrumentalist, essayist and touring performer with a deep interest in the human relationship to landscape and place. Since his residency began, he has toured extensively around the forest, performed at a couple of public events, worked on essays and musical compositions, and looks forward to upcoming perfomances at various venues in communities surrounding the forest. He is an engaging artist with perfomances not to be missed.
Ben will be performing at the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest 60th Anniversary on October 10. Learn more
The Artist in Residence Program is a collaborative partnership between the White Mountain National Forest and the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire - aannh.org/
Autumn in the White Mountain National Forest
Autumn in the White Mountain National Forest is spectacular. The days of often cool and crisp and the foliage stunning. There are a number of scenic drives and hundreds of miles of hiking to explore. Get started planning your journey.
End of Summer Means Huge Caloric Intake for Bears - Put Your Food Away
Always put your food away in your vehicle when not actively dining and keep your backpack with you at all times.
While it may be hot and summery outside, to bears and other animals this is the time to store food or pack on the weight. They are frantically trying to prepare for the leaner months and your accessible cooler and bags of food are too inviting for them to avoid. If a bear should enter your camping area or site while you are dining, bang pots and pans, yell at them and continue to make a lot of noise. This kind of discouragement often deters a bear. Always report a bear siting or encounter to the campground host. Bear encounters are less likely if you follow food storage guidelines at all time. Visitors will receive a citation for sites where visitors have not properly stored their food as described in the guidelines.
Heavy rain can create potentially dangerous and life threatening situations if attempting a water crossing or simply getting too close to take the perfect picture.
Refresh your water recreating safety knowledge before heading out on your trip.