Mount Major is one of the iconic hiking mountains in New Hampshire, with an estimated 80,000 visitors climbing its slopes each year. Views from the top are phenomenal on clear days, with all of Lake Winnipesaukee , the Belknap Range, and the White Mountains spread out before you. Now is your chance to hike Mount Major with Forest Society staff guides, and if you have a smartphone or mobile device, you can help the Forest Society beta test their new NH Forest Explorer trails app! The app provides interpretive content for hikers based upon their interests, and we are excited to see how it works for you. Of course, if you just want to enjoy the scenery and listen to human guides, that is fine too! This hike is a moderately strenuous 3.8 mi loop with 1,174 feet of elevation gain. Bring lots of water, a bag lunch, sun and bug protection and wear sturdy hiking boots/shoes. No dogs on group field trips, please.
This event is part of a series presented by the Society for the Protection of NH Forests, WMUR, and Stay Work Play NH to help participants get outside this season and to showcase conserved properties around the state.