The Merrimack Conservation Commission welcomes you to the Outdoors!
Per order of the Town Council, Wildcat Falls Conservation Area is now temporarily closed until further notice. We understand this may inconvenience people's plans but the property has seen both inappropriate and illegal activities, damage to the trails, river bank, and parking area, as well as there being trash and parking issues with the surrounding neighborhood. A plan will be developed to re-open the property as soon as possible.
Violating this order may result in trespass or other legal consequences.
Our Police Department will be enforcing the closure and patrolling the property.
Thanks for your cooperation with this order.
Enjoy the Properties, but respect the land and your neighbors...
We are living in unusual times. As you venture into our properties, please remember to:
- Keep your social distance, allow others to pass you on the trails, talk from a distance, respect someone who may seem reluctant to socialize.
- If the parking lot is full, please don't create parking places and simply come back another time. It creates maintenance issues, impedes the access of emergency vehicles, and lessens the beauty we are all trying to enjoy.
- Please respect the neighbors of our properties and don't park them in, park on their land, block driveways or mailboxes, or leave trash behind.
- Lastly, don't over exert yourself or take a trail that might challenge your physical abilities. Our first responders are people too and we want to limit their exposure as well.
It is getting to be that time again
We are now getting into the Summer season and while it is always fun to get outside, you need to be diligent to protect yourselves from the different insects that want to get to know you well. For information on how to protect yourself from ticks and mosquitoes, you can find useful information from Consumer Reports and the Centers for Disease Control.
Need a map for one of our major properties, we have them and they are all new and updated. The work was done by the GIS department at the Nashua Regional Planning Commission. Hardcopies of the maps are available at the trail kiosks curtesy of Papergraphics. To see them quickly, just click on the next links: HHNP, GW, Wasserman.
We are looking for pictures. We are expanding the gallery pages on our website and pictures from all of you enjoying our properties will make this fun for everyone who visits our website. Use the information on the bottom of the News page to send us (upload) your pictures. Its fast and easy!
If you ever want to see the business side of the Commission (agendas, minutes, etc.) please visit us on our Town webpage. This is where you will find our sub-committee business information as well.
Note: This site was done for us by Wetherbee Creative.
Choose a Property:
We are looking for new members of the Merrimack Conservation Commission. The commitment is simple and you don't have to have experience, just a desire to serve your Town and get involved with the Conservation's business. See the Town Volunteer webpage for more details. Thanks! You will feel rewarded. We have available spots on our sub-committees that help us with the oversight and management of the Horse Hill Nature Preserve, Grater Woods, and Wildcat Falls Conservation Area. Email us if you want to make a difference.