The White Mountain National Forest is located in the north center part of New Hampshire.
Where is this Forest?





WMNF Artist in Residence Shares New Work

Ben Cosgrove, a New England-based composer, essayist, and touring performer, creates music focused on landscape and place. As the 2015 Artist in Residence on the White Mountain National Forest, Cosgrove traveled and hiked extensively throughout the region, composing new work about the forest and researching the area's unique history and culture.

He will be offering programs at schools, nursing homes and community sites in area on the following dates:

  • June 2, 7:00 PM: Tillotson Center (14 Carriage Ln. Colebrook, NH 03576)

Learn more at the Artist in Residence Program website.


Trailhead Steward Program - Recruiting for Summer 2016

The Trailhead Steward program is a volunteer based program designed to educate hikers on safety and ecology before they begin their hike.  This is a great opportunity to learn more about the White Mountain National Forest, connect with visitors in a meaningful way, and help protect the natural resources that make this forest so beautiful.  


Bear Safety - Put Your Food Away

black bear  Always put your food away in your vehicle when not actively dining and keep your backpack with you at all times.

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.  


Water Safety

Image of screen capture for WMNF Water Safety YouTube video.

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.


Every Kid in a Park

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Calling all 4th graders... Do you love the outdoors?  Do you have some memorable experiences exploring outside?

Learning Lichens Curriculum (UPDATED - 2016)

Students survey lichens on a plot near their school.

Learning Lichens introduces students to intriguing lichen ecology, identification, and values to humans.