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New Brochure: Mount Sunapee State Park’s Rare Old Forest And Hiking Map

FOMS is proud to present our latest publication: Mount Sunapee State Park’s Rare Old Forest And Hiking Map. The guide is a key to understanding and experiencing the unique forested system on Mount Sunapee. The hiking trails featured in the guide are established trails that have been used by the public for years. The difference […]

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The Hobblebush

When heading out for a springtime hike or forest walk, be sure to look for the showy flowers of the hobblebush (Viburnum lantanoides). The hobblebush is a shade loving deciduous shrub with sprawling branches, which will root if they touch the ground. The photo above, taken while hiking at Mount Sunapee State Park, shows the […]

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Andrew Brook Trailhead Update

Members of the hiking community around Mount Sunapee put their enthusiasm for a popular trail to Lake Solitude to work and quickly helped the Society for the Protection of N.H. Forests (Forest Society) raise funds to conserve the property where the trail begins. The Forest Society purchased the 33-acre trailhead property, off Mountain Road in […]

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Forest Society working to buy popular trailhead for Mt. Sunapee hike to Lake Solitude

When the Society for the Protection of N.H. Forests (Forest Society) posted on Facebook a plan to buy a property in Newbury that hosts the trailhead of a hiking route to Lake Solitude on Mt. Sunapee, hikers who know the Andrew Brook Trail responded quickly. They posted phrases like “Love this hike,” “One of my […]

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History of the Summit Hiking Trail

“Enjoy the beauty and recreational opportunities of New Hampshire state park properties. Join us as stewards of these natural wonders and help us to preserve them for future generations.” – New Hampshire Division of Parks and Recreation, Explore, para. 3, 2014 Photo: Hiking along the forested Summit Trail at Mount Sunapee State Park, December 16, […]

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