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.
|Property Name (Other names)||Town(s)||Region||Acreage||Trails (click link for info)|
|Lovejoy Marsh (Lovejoy)||Albany||Ossipee/Lakes||96|
|dePierrefeu-Willard Pond (Willard Pond)||Antrim / Hancock||Monadnock||1671||Yes|
|Battery Point (Massabesic)||Auburn||Merrimack||49||Yes|
|Abe Emerson Marsh (Emerson)||Candia||Merrimack||103.4||Yes|
|Silk Farm Sanctuary||Concord||Merrimack||16||Yes|
|Charles Henry & Mabel Lamborn Watts (Watts)||Effingham||Ossipee/Lakes||380||Yes|
|Saltmarshes||Hampton Falls / Hampton / Seabrook||Seacoast||220|
|Farley Meadow||Hollis / Nashua||Merrimack||113.2|
|Samuel Myron Chase (Chase)||Hopkinton||Merrimack||659.5||Yes|
|Smith Pond Bog||Hopkinton||North Country||59||Yes|
|Pondicherry||Jefferson / Whitefield||North Country||166||Yes|
|Gertrude Keith Hoyt & Edward Eaton (Hoyt)||Madison||Monadnock||135||Yes|
|Kensan Devan (Meetinghouse Pond)||Marlborough||Ossipee/Lakes||598||Yes|
|Less-in-area Island (Less Island)||Meredith||Ossipee/Lakes||0.1|
|Kwaks||Newmarket / Durham||Seacoast||57.43|
|Smith Sisters||Newmarket / Durham||Seacoast||115|
|Little River (Little River Marsh)||North Hampton||Seacoast||60|
|Betsy Fosket (Fosket)||Rindge||Monadnock||37.3||Yes|
|Alice Bemis Thompson (Thompson)||Sandwich||Ossipee/Lakes||304||Yes|
|Holman||Sugar Hill||Dartmouth / Lake Sunapee||55|
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.
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 becoming a NH Audubon member or making your donation today. If you have questions, please contact us at (603) 224-9909 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.