A hike on trails and old woods roads to a secluded pond and excellent views from Bacon Ledge. The society for the protection of New Hampshire Forests (SPNHF) played a key role in the creation of the White Mountain National Forest in the early twentieth century, and it continues to protect land throughout the state today.
It currently holds conservation easements on 68,000 acres of land, and owns more than 32,000 acres in SPNHF preserves. Almost 3,500 acres in size, the Pierce Reservation in Stoddard is the SPNHF’s largest preserve, and it makes a great place to spend the day hiking and soaking in the views from Bacon Ledge.
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