• LRCT Top 5 Fall Hikes

    Fall is here and it’s time view the foliage of the Lakes Region!


    Click here to see our top 5 fall hikes

  • Volunteer with Us!

    Join LRCT AmeriCorps Members for weekly Workday Wednesdays!


    For more information on upcoming events, visit our events calendar here!

  • LRCT Welcomes Six New AmeriCorps Members

    In May LRCT welcomed its first Lakes Region Conservation Corps (LRCC) service members. The LRCC program is an AmeriCorps service program that enables conservation professionals to develop critical skills, gain valuable experience, and receive certifications in key areas. LRCT is very grateful for theAmeriCorps service members’ valuable contributions to our work.

    For more about the LRCC click here.

  • Farm Trust Conservation Easement Project

    This landscape encompasses scenic mountain summits and slopes and the upper part of the Cold River Valley, and it consists of productive farmland, working forests, and pristine wilderness.  LRCT now has the opportunity to permanently protect these lands—1,615 acres in all—through the purchase of a conservation easement and we hope you can help!

    Click here to learn more about this project.

Together We Have Conserved:

  • Over 25,000 acres in more than 145 properties
  • 33 miles of shoreline, including shores of Lake Winnipesaukee, Squam Lake, Newfound Lake, Bearcamp Pond and River, White Oak Pond and Knights Pond
  • 21 summits, including Red Hill, Mount Shaw, Faraway Mountain, Mount Roberts, Mount Webster, Mount Livermore, Copple Crown Mountain, and Sugarloaf Mountain
  • More than 95 miles of trails
  • Land in 23 towns throughout the region


The Lakes Region Conservation Trust (LRCT) is an independent, nonprofit, member-supported organization dedicated to the permanent protection, stewardship, and respectful use of lands that define the character of the region and its quality of life.


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 145 properties totaling over 25,000 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.