OUR LANDS ARE OPEN!
Although our office is temporarily closed to the public, to protect the health and well-being of our community and staff members, LRCT’s conserved lands are currently open, providing abundant, diverse, and convenient opportunities for spending time in the outdoors, which is so valuable now. We always appreciate knowing that people are enjoying LRCT’s lands and trails.
Staff members are working remotely and can be reached most easily by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can leave a phone message in our general mailbox at (603) 253-3301 and someone will return your call as soon as possible.
- Practice physical distancing to protect your own health and safety and that of your family and other members of the community.
- If you arrive at a trailhead and the parking lot is full, come back later or find a different place to explore. At popular hiking destinations, such as the Castle of the Clouds and Red Hill, consider exploring one of the less used trails.
- Check for any signs posted at the trailhead for up-to-date information and recommendations.
- Hike only on the trail. If you need to step aside to practice physical distancing, that’s fine, but then wait for other hikers to pass and return to the trail to continue your hike. Hiking off the trail is likely to create or add to existing erosion problems.
LRCT appreciates your help ensuring a healthy, safe, and pleasant outdoor experience for all. If you observe conditions on any LRCT properties that you think we should know about, please do let us know. And if there’s something particularly interesting or enjoyable that you observe while out on one of our properties, we’d welcome seeing or hearing about that, too!
Founded in 1979 to conserve the natural heritage of New Hampshire’s Lakes Region, our conservation and stewardship work preserves community character, conserves critical wildlife habitat and diverse ecosystems, protects natural landmarks and scenic landscapes, and provides outdoor recreation opportunities for people of all ages.
Together with our dedicated community of supporters, we have conserved 155 properties totaling over 27,500 acres. These conserved lands encompass many of the special places that define this unique and spectacular part of New England, affording everyone abundant opportunities to explore and connect with the natural world and establishing a legacy of conservation for our children and grandchildren to inherit and enjoy.
We encourage you to learn more about LRCT, to visit our conserved lands, and to invest in conserving and stewarding the natural heritage of the Lakes Region. It’s one of the smartest investments we can make.
Our vision is a future where conserved lands support thriving biodiversity, healthy watersheds, and vibrant human communities.
The Lakes Region Conservation Trust (LRCT) is dedicated to the permanent conservation, stewardship, and respectful use of lands that define the character of the Lakes Region and its quality of life.
The Lakes Region Conservation Trust is a nonprofit, member-supported land trust and is a leading protector of the Lakes Region’s natural heritage and guarantor of open space in the region. We are unique in having a region-wide focus and in connecting the work of towns, local groups, state-wide organizations, and volunteers to accomplish conservation projects that reflect community priorities and have region-wide importance. Our activities engage a dedicated and growing network of individuals who help make the Lakes Region a place where people embrace conservation and stewardship of our treasured lands. These actions will leave a legacy of conservation benefiting the entire region and its human and non-human inhabitants.