Appalachian Trail In New Hampshire
The Outlook from Mahoosuc Trail. Photo by Bill Duffy
The Mahoosuc Mountains spread across New Hampshire and Maine, offering a rich forestland as well as some of the most picturesque and rugged sections of the Appalachian Trail.
In 2010, we assisted the National Park Service in conserving nearly 4,800 acres of forestland in Success Township. The property was added to the Mahoosuc Mountain Range section of the Appalachian Trail, linking previously conserved properties and ensuring continued public access through historic side trails.
Some of the Appalachian Trail’s most rugged passages can be found in this area including the section referred to as the “toughest mile.” This famed corridor is now protected for six miles along the crest of Mahoosucs. Also protected are two prominent peaks, Bald Cap and North Bald Cap, and the famous Outlook, known for its stunning views. The property will be managed by the White Mountain National Forest, maintaining public access, including traditional uses of hunting and fishing.
This addition to the Appalachian Trail continues our work from 2008 when we partnered with local communities, the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, the Appalachian Mountain Club and the National Park Service to purchase Bald Cap Peak, 1,200 acres of forests and scenic lands bordering the trail. These acres are now are protected with a land preservation agreement.