Hot Spot

Mount Major Reservation & State Forest 2019

Alton, NH

Mount Major is the second most climbed mountain in New Hampshire, behind Mount Monadnock–recent visitation data collection puts annual visitation around 80,000.  With the trail itself being only a few miles roundtrip, recreational use of this landscape is extraordinarily concentrated.  However, this hike is very accessible and offers outstanding 360-degree views of the surrounding mountains and lakes, so visitation is not expected to decline any time soon.  This Hot Spot will target litter and off trail travel as the primary impacts.  Local land managers, stewardship groups, volunteers, and tourism organizations will come together to collaboratively assess communication strategies, as well as host various training workshops, service projects, and other public events.

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