Sanctuaries

NH Audubon Sanctuaries

Overview

NH Audubon owns and manages 38 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.

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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.

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 nha@nhaudubon.org.