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“White Mountain Hiking History” at Bretzfelder Park February 4th
BETHLEHEM, N.H.—The Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests will lead an exploration of the history of hiking in the White Mountains with a presentation of “White Mountain Hiking History” on Feb. 4.
Local hiking columnist and author Mike Dickerman of Littleton chronicles the early trails, guides, and path-makers, who, over a 100-year period, helped develop the White Mountain region’s extensive trail network that today includes more than 500 footpaths covering some 1400 miles.
The Rocks Estate in Bethlehem, New Hampshire, is best known as a popular NH Christmas tree farm. But as the North Country Conservation & Education Center for the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests, the 1,400-acre property offers much more.
Beyond the neat rows of Christmas trees lined by perfect stone walls lies a world of history, wildlife, and experiential learning. The property is open to visitors year-round, presenting both structured and self-guided tours and programs. Choose a beautiful tree at Christmas time, discover the sweet process of creating maple syrup in early spring with our hands-on Maple Tours, enjoy the revival of vernal pools as the snow melts, the full bloom of summer, and the kaleidoscope of color in the fall.
Originally the summer home of the well-heeled Glessner family, The Rocks Estate includes several buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places. A maintained trails system welcomes visitors year-round, meandering through the Estate, leading guests on short, easy strolls or longer hikes, past magnificent views of the Presidential Range and preserved wildlife habitat.
We invite you to visit The Rocks - to find a tree, enjoy a picnic in our formal gardens, look for wildlife, or just enjoy the view!
Kudos to The Rocks
The Rocks Estate at number 3 on WMUR-TV list of viewers' favorite New Hampshire tree farms and at number 1 of the Union Leader Readers' Choice polling! read more →