White Mountain National Forest


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White Mountain National Forest

Address:719 N Main St
Laconia, NH 03246

Phone:603-528-8721
Fax:603-528-8783
Web: www.fs.fed.us/r9/forests/white_mountain
Size: Nearly 800,000 acres.
Location:Northern New Hampshire and southwestern Maine. Accessible by US 2, 3, and 302. Nearby cities/towns include Berlin, Conway, Gorham, Lancaster, and Littleton.
Facilities:3 cabins, 23 campgrounds, 3 group camps, 10 picnic sites, trails (1,200+ miles), 10 ski areas (concession operated), scenic drives, lighthouses, 5 wilderness areas.
Activities:Camping, hunting, fishing, boating, canoeing, swimming, jet skiing, hiking, mountain biking, mountain climbing, horseback riding, cross-country and downhill skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling.
Special Features:Cascading streams and landscape ranging from rugged treeless summits to wooded hollows; more than 20 waterfalls. Among the forest's ranges and ridges are the Northeast's highest mountains -- the Presidential Range -- which culminate in the bare granite summit of 6,288-foot Mount Washington. A segment of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail passes through the forest (see entry in national trails section).

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Forest Service Chief Tony Tooke in a ceremony earlier this month at the Pemigewasset Overlook in the White Mountain National Forest near Albany, New Hampshire.
Forest Service, in a ceremony at White Mountain National Forest.
Keep a camera ready at all times, pack in extra batteries and memory cards, for the route allows many to park alongside the trails and winding roads to capture beautiful vistas of red oaks, pops of gold and yellow birch, elm and hickory trees at White Mountain National Forest.
In fact, one could stop right there and enjoy days of hiking and camping -- Chocorua and its twin village of Tamworth border the White Mountain National Forest.
Wildcat Mountain, a year-round destination located 100% within the White Mountain National Forest in Pinkham Notch, is home to New Hampshire's most powerful quad summit chair lift and is renowned for its high summit elevation over 4,000 feet and greater than 2,100 vertical feet of skiing and riding; longest novice trail in the state at just under 3 miles; and proximity to Mt.
Our first day's skiing was in Waterville Valley in the heart of New Hampshire's White Mountain National Forest and we arrived on the busiest day of the year.
The Robbins' cinquefoil is endemic to a harsh alpine environment in the White Mountain National Forest of New Hampshire.
And many others in our wonderful White Mountain National Forest.
A member of the rose family (Rosaceae), Robbins' cinquefoil only occurs in the alpine zone of the White Mountain National Forest.
Forest Service had long eyed 2,000 acres of Hancock land behind the White Mountain National Forest proclamation boundary--a tract that includes the 10-acre Pond of Safety.
7 million acres of Alaska's Chugach and Tongass National Forests, 235,000 acres of New Hampshire's White Mountain National Forest, and 62,000 acres of Minnesota's Superior National Forest.
Rebecca Oreskes, who works in the White Mountain National Forest, says her district "has been doing certain aspects of Leave No Trace for years, and it has been very successful.