• Trail Detour at Red Hill Conservation Area

    The portion of trail leading up to the junction of the Red Hill (Fire Tower) Trail and Cabin Trail will be temporarily closed for bridge maintenance.

    Please use the snowmobile trail shown on the map here for the time being.

  • Moultonborough Falls Grand Opening

    We are pleased to announce the grand opening of the Moultonborough Falls Conservation Area, complete with a parking area and trails for recreation and educational activities. We congratulate the Town on this important conservation accomplishment and are pleased to play a role in working with the Town in the stewardship of this land.

    To learn more, click here

  • Looking across Lake Winnipesaukee from Bald Knob, by Kristen Clothier

    LRCT’s Explorer Patch Program

    Explore a variety of LRCT conservation areas throughout the Lakes Region with our Explorer Patch program!

    To learn more about the patch program click here.

Together We Have Conserved:

  • Over 28,300 acres in 162 properties
  • 34 miles of shoreline, including shores of Lake Winnipesaukee, Squam Lake, Newfound Lake, Bearcamp Pond and River, White Oak Pond, and Knights Pond
  • 24 summits, including Red Hill, Mount Shaw, Faraway Mountain, Mount Roberts, Mount Webster, Mount Livermore, Copple Crown, and Sugarloaf
  • More than 90 miles of trails
  • Land in 24 towns throughout the region


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, provides water quality protection, preserves 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 160 properties totaling over 28,200 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

Our vision is a future where conserved lands support thriving biodiversity, healthy watersheds, and vibrant human communities.

Our Mission

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.

Our Role

The Lakes Region Conservation Trust is a Section 501(c)(3) 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.

Lakes Region Conservation Trust
PO Box 766, Center Harbor, NH 03226
Phone: 603.253.3301
Email: lrct@lrct.org