NH Audubon owns and manages 39 wildlife sanctuaries throughout all 10 counties of New Hampshire. In addition, there are several other properties on which NH Audubon has a management agreement with another entity. These lands, covering over 8,000 acres of important wildlife habitat, provide opportunities for recreation, education, and aesthetic experiences. Three of our sanctuaries have associated nature centers, and many have interpretive trail guides and well-developed trail systems. A variety of wildlife management techniques are ongoing at our sanctuaries, and others are left to natural processes. Through habitat management, research, education, and continued land protection we are working to ensure that New Hampshire’s wildlife and natural heritage is protected for us all.

NHA sanctuaries are open to the public and free of charge. We hope you enjoy visiting them and are interested in helping support wildlife conservation by making a donation.  If you have questions, please contact us at (603) 224-9909 or at

Sanctuary Information & Trail Guides

Property Name (Other names)Town(s)RegionAcreageTrails (click link for info)
Lovejoy Marsh (Lovejoy)AlbanyWhite Mountains96
Ponemah BogAmherstMerrimack Valley72.6Yes
dePierrefeu-Willard Pond (Willard Pond)Antrim / HancockMonadnock1671Yes
Battery Point (Massabesic)AuburnMerrimack Valley492016 update coming soon
Abe Emerson Marsh (Emerson)CandiaMerrimack Valley103.4Download Trail Guide
ProctorCenter HarborLakes45
Silk Farm SanctuaryConcordMerrimack Valley16Yes
DahlConwayWhite Mountains63Yes
Bellamy RiverDoverSeacoast26Download Trail Guide
Charles Henry & Mabel Lamborn Watts (Watts)EffinghamLakes380Download Trail Guide
Popple IslandEpsomMerrimack Valley149
SaltmarshesHampton Falls / Hampton / SeabrookSeacoast220
Bear MountainHebronLakes73Yes
Hebron MarshHebronLakes33Yes
Mary McLaneHebronLakes165
Paradise Point at Newfound Audubon CenterHebronLakes43Yes
Farley MeadowHollis / NashuaMerrimack Valley113.2
Samuel Myron Chase (Chase)HopkintonMerrimack Valley659.5Yes
Smith Pond BogHopkintonMerrimack Valley59
PondicherryJefferson / WhitefieldWhite Mountains166Yes
Scotland BrookLandaffWhite Mountains102Download Trail Guide
Gertrude Keith Hoyt & Edward Eaton (Hoyt)MadisonLakes135Download Trail Guide
Kensan Devan (Meetinghouse Pond)MarlboroughMonadnock598Yes
Less-in-area Island (Less Island)MeredithLakes0.1
Weeks IslandMeredithLakes0.1
Sucker BrookNelsonMonadnock21.4Download Trail Guide
Stoney BrookNewburyDartmouth-Lake Sunapee667Download Trail Guide
Smith SistersNewmarket / DurhamSeacoast115
Little River (Little River Marsh)North HamptonSeacoast60
FrenchPittsburgGreat North Woods52
Betsy Fosket (Fosket)RindgeMonadnock37.3Yes
Alice Bemis Thompson (Thompson)SandwichLakes304Yes
BrooksideSouth HamptonSeacoast31.3
Nye MeadowStoddardMonadnock45.3
HolmanSugar HillWhite Mountains55

Visitor Information

Some general visitor guidelines pertain to our sanctuaries. Most of our sanctuaries are open to passive recreation only (hiking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, etc.). Only foot travel is generally permitted, as horses, bikes, and wheeled vehicles are prohibited, except in the case of recognized, existing snowmobile corridors. Please stay on existing trails. Smoking, use of alcohol, fires, camping, and swimming are generally not permitted. Hunting trapping, and carrying firearms are permitted only in designated areas, and landowner permission is required.