The Town of Wolfeboro and the Lakes Region Conservation Trust have completed an additional conservation easement at Whiteface Mountain in Wolfeboro, permanently protecting a key 9-acre Town-owned parcel that includes trailhead access for Whiteface and expanding the network of conserved land on and around the mountain. LRCT is the holder of the conservation easement and is responsible for monitoring the property to ensure that the easement terms are satisfied.
The new conservation easement parcel encompasses the parking area at the Benjamin E. Baldwin Memorial trailhead, located on Browns Ridge Road in North Wolfeboro, which allows for safe and welcoming public access to the Whiteface Mountain Property and to the trail to the summit of Whiteface Mountain. This family-friendly 2-mile out-and-back hike, with the Whiteface summit offering spectacular views of Effingham’s Green Mountain, Ossipee Lake, and the White Mountains.
In 2020, the Town of Wolfeboro and the Land Bank of Wolfeboro-Tuftonboro, Inc. donated a conservation easement on 126 acres of land to LRCT, permanently protecting Town-owned land that includes the summit of Whiteface. At an elevation of 1,339 feet, the summit is one of the highest points in Town and a popular hiking destination. The Land Bank has also played a key role in the permanent protection of this newly conserved trailhead parcel.
LRCT is proud to work again with the Town of Wolfeboro and the Land Bank of Wolfeboro-Tuftonboro to continue the conservation of important lands in our region. We are very grateful to the Wolfeboro Conservation Commission and its chair Lenore Clark and to the Land Bank and its President Don McBride for their efforts and commitment to the Whiteface conservation project.