Motor Coach Tours at The Rocks Estate
The Forest Society has been offering engaging programs for motor coach tours at The Rocks Estate for several years. Each of the programs outlined below may be customized to suit the interests of your group. Tours last from 45 to 90 minutes, and we can accommodate up to three coaches at one time. Groups will also be invited to browse our gift shop and will have access to our toilet facilities.
For more information, or to discuss your group's specific interests and needs, please contact us at 603-444-6228 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gardens of Yesteryear Tour
Join us on a virtual tour, via slide show program, of some of the finest summer estate gardens of the North Country, circa 1933. This show features hand painted slides highlighting the gardens of some of the members of the White Mountain Garden club at that time. Put together my Mrs. J.G. Glessner, it also includes letters from each of the ladies who contributed. These letters now portray not only the gardens, but also the social climate of that era. The accounts show a style of writing that are eloquent and a joy to listen to. All combine to create a truly incredible journey into the past.
Further Info: Gardens of Yesteryear Tour [407 KB pdf]
Moose and Bear
These two species are perhaps the most well-loved animals in New Hampshire. Outdoor enthusiast and Rocks Estate Manager Nigel Manley has spent countless hours observing moose and bear in the wild. During this program, Nigel divulges some of the animals' secrets, using antlers, pelts, and skulls as part of his educational and entertaining discussion of their habitat and habits.
Further info: Moose & Bear in New Hampshire [427 KB pdf]
The Wild Turkey
Almost our National Bird! - A native species of North America, the wild turkey was extirpated from New Hampshire and many other states by 1900, due to unregulated hunting and loss of habitat. But the turkey has recovered remarkably, thanks in large part to a dedicated conservation effort, and the large birds are commonly sighted in fields and meadows throughout New Hampshire. Participants in the Wild Turkey Program have the opportunity to touch feathers, see spurs, and hear the sounds of the wild turkey as they discover how the bird got its name and how it was domesticated and learn about different sub-species of turkey, including a tropical form of the turkey.
Through our New Hampshire Maple Experience, visitors may explore the history and process of creating sweet maple syrup from the sap of sugar maple trees. Maple Tours have traditionally been offered at The Rocks during sugaring season - late March and early April. And now, thanks to the New Hampshire Maple Experience museum, housed in one of many renovated historic buildings at The Rocks, we also offer Maple Tours during the summer and fall months.
Maple Sugaring Tours [441 KB pdf]
NH Maple Experience [432 KB pdf]
Our Heritage Tours explore the rich history of The Rocks Estate through an informative DVD and interpretive tour of the property. Boasting many carefully restored buildings, The Rocks is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and the property's history includes engaging stories of the property and the many people who have contributed to its heritage.
More info: Heritage Tours [401 KB pdf]
A variety of tours are offered at The Rocks before and during the holiday season. Offerings at this time include horse-drawn wagon rides through the picturesque and historic property and wreath-making classes.
More info: Christmas Tours [430 KB pdf]