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We regularly post fresh content to our Into the Woods blog. Some posts are pulled from our print Into the Woods newsletter, and others are online-only exclusives. They range from quick takes on current events, to news and research connected to the New England woods, to stories of the people and places that inspire local forest conservation. Bookmark this page to look for new stories as they're published, or subscribe below to our Into the Woods email bulletin for alerts about new content.

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Phelon Memorial Forest

A beautiful property with deep woodlands that open up to astonishing views, all interwoven with a trail system ready to carry visitors to a range of fascinating features.
By 36creative • Posted July 1, 2022

Arnold Family Forest

Writing by NEFF Communications Manager Tinsley Hunsdorfer, photos by Charlie Reinertsen New England Forestry Foundation’s four new Downeast properties aren’t the only Maine parcels in its network of Community Forests. If you’re curious about NEFF’s 16 additional Maine forestlands, getting to know Arnold Family Forest, a habitat-rich property that sits at the intersection of land […]
By 36creative • Posted May 6, 2021

Deland Memorial Forest

Get to know a NEFF forest that specializes in a very large tree species and habitat for a very small animal species
By 36creative • Posted May 8, 2020

Hawk’s Hill Demonstration Forest

The history and highlights of NEFF’s first Vermont forest Writing and photography by Tinsley Hunsdorfer Tucked high in the hills of central Vermont, Hawk’s Hill Demonstration Forest is cut through with cold, clear brooks that feed the property’s ponds and wetland areas, as well as steep ridges that provide a little extra challenge to hikers. […]
By 36creative • Posted July 10, 2019

Securing Squam Lakes’ Forest Jewel

NEFF and partners recently celebrated 65 years of conservation success in the Squam Lakes Region Writing by Frank Lowenstein, photography by Tinsley Hunsdorfer The Squam Lakes sit just south of the rugged southern ramparts of the White Mountain National Forest. Reflections of the forested slopes of Mounts Whiteface, Osceola, and Passaconaway shimmer off the lake’s […]
By 36creative • Posted January 22, 2019

Rocky Pond Community Forest

Located along the border of Boylston and Northborough, Mass., Rocky Pond Community Forest offers a 1.5 mile trail along the shoreline and through a forest of white pine, mixed oak and other hardwoods, with parking lots on either side. This makes the location an ideal spot for a short hike that includes water and forest […]
By 36creative • Posted June 29, 2018

Hersey Mountain Community Forest

Nestled between the Pemigewasset River and the towns of New Hampton and Sanbornton, NH, Hersey Mountain’s 3,256 acres of forestland are a mecca for wildlife, and its network of trails is a haven for hikers and naturalists alike. In June 2007, the Northeast Wilderness Trust (NWT) and New England Forestry Foundation established a conservation easement […]
By 36creative • Posted December 12, 2017