October 14th and 15th Road and Trail Repair Work

Pisgah State Park - On October 14th and 15th road and trail repair work will be taking place off Old Chesterfield Road, just south of the Horseshoe Road junction.   Gravel trucks may be encountered on Horseshoe Road, and Old Chesterfield Road on both Thursday and Friday.


Inge Seaboyer, Forester III
NH Division of Forests & Lands

Caroline A. Fox Research & Demonstration Forest

(603) 464-3453

Please note new email addresses



FOP Trail Maintenance - 10/9/2021

10/09/2021 - 9:00am
10/09/2021 - 2:00pm
Work Day, Saturday October 9th

Come join us for a beautiful fall day in the woods. We will be meeting at the Horseshoe Rd. parking lot at 9a.m. Our plan is to work on the North Ponds trail removing downed trees, clearing back brush and other minor trail maintenance.

We will have our UTV available to transport those who would rather ride then hike out to the work sight. The UTV will bring in all tools needed and gear.

Make sure to bring your work gloves, water, lunch and dress for a warmer 60 degree fall day. It looks like Saturday may be a little over cast but no chance of showers.

Hope to see you there.

Pisgah Reservoir Kayak/Canoe Event

10/02/2021 - 10:00am
10/02/2021 - 3:00pm
We are again hosting our annual Kayak/Canoe Pisgah Reservoir event. We will meet at the trailhead at the 119 parking lot at 10am.
We will be providing transportation for all kayaks, gear and anyone who wants a ride up to the Pisgah Reservoir from the 119 parking lot. If you would like to hike from the upper parking lot that is also an option.
Due to COVID we are doing sign ups this year. We are limiting the trip to the first 30 people who sign up.
The form to sign up is attached.
We are asking that only 4 people per family sign up so we can keep this trip open to as many as possible.
This is a free event but donations would be appreciated to help cover costs.
If you've never paddled the reservoir this will be a trip you will never forget.
Bring your kayak or canoe, water, lunch or snacks.
Our rain date for this event is October 3rd.

November 20th Moonlight Hike

11/20/2021 - 6:30pm
11/20/2021 - 9:00pm
On November 20th the Friends of Pisgah will be hosting a moonlight hike. It will be almost a full moon and the leaves will have fallen illuminating the forest in a beautiful blue light. The hike will lead us up to a couple of views and back around to the shelter.
If you've never joined us for a moonlight hike it is a night to remember for all ages young and old.
We will meet at the Dort Property at 6:30pm. The Dort Property is a few miles down on the right from Kilburn Trail parking lot, if your coming from Hinsdale. It will be on the Left before the park if your coming from Chesterfield. We will have a sign out on the road so don't worry you won't miss the driveway.
We will have a fire, hotdogs and drinks available at the Dort shelter after the hike.

Sunset Hike for Outdoor Hinsdale

09/18/2021 - 6:00pm
09/18/2021 - 9:00pm
On Saturday September 18th, John Herrick and John Hudachek will be leading a sunset hike for Outdoor Hinsdale. You can register for the hike on the Outdoor Hinsdale's face book page. The hike is free and open to everyone.
We meet at 6:00pm at Madame Sherry parking lot. The hike will go up Danial's Mountain to a secret view to watch the sun set.
We may be coming back near dark so bring flashlight, a snack, water and your camera.

FOP Workday - Saturday, September 18th

09/18/2021 - 9:00am
09/18/2021 - 2:00pm
We will be meeting at the Horseshoe trail head parking lot at 9am.
Our work day plan is to build two bridges on the Habitat loop (Secret) trail. We have equipment for hauling all the materials needed out to the work sight, this will save a lot of backs.
For COVID safety we do have plans to split into several small groups if we have a large work crew.
Bring your gloves, lunch, water and a smile.

Friends of Pisgah August 14th Trail Maintenance

08/14/2021 - 9:00am
08/14/2021 - 2:00pm

Save the Date

On August 14th we will be hosting another workday. The trails have taken quite a beating from all the rain and flooding over the past month. We can use all the help we can get.

We will be meeting at the Horseshoe trail head at 9am. We will be doing a full trail sweep, brushing out, cleaning culverts, and clearing away any downed trees.

We are going to bring our new U.T.V. to help transport tools, packs and anyone who would like a lift from work site to work site.

Please make sure you bring plenty of water, food and good work gloves.

Pisgah State Park Closed to all Motor Vehicles

07-20-2021 - The recent rain has washed out and compromised many roads, trails and bridges in Pisgah. Please let everyone know that all roads in Pisgah are closed to motor vehicle and ATV traffic until road and bridge repairs can be made. It will take some time so we ask everyone for their patience.

FOP Workday - Saturday, July 17th

07/17/2021 - 9:00am
07/17/2021 - 2:00pm


Workday, Rain or shine.

On Sat. July 17th we will meet at the Kilburn parking lot at 9am. Our plan is to work on water bars, clearing culverts etc.

Due to all the recent rain, the drainage in some areas of the park has become blocked with debris. This is the perfect time to work on these areas so we can see where the water is settling and needs to move too. So be prepared for some messy work. Bring a couple pairs of gloves, waterproof shoes, rain gear and of course, lunch and water.

It is a dirty job, but someone has to do it. We hope to see you there.

FOP Hike to Abenaki Site

07/24/2021 - 10:00am
07/24/2021 - 1:00pm

Hike on trails less traveled.

On Saturday 7/24 at 10am we will meet at Kilburn parking lot.

Our hike will be to the Old Abenaki site on Pisgah Ridge Trail.

This is a short 3 mile hike with plenty of cool things to see. Bring a camera, bug spray, water and a lunch.