The Merrimack Conservation Commission welcomes you to Merrimack's Outdoors!
Winter is an exciting time to be out and enjoying our properties. But, winter means we need to be especially aware of the weather and our own physical limitations.
When hiking, riding, walking or snow shoeing in winter, consider:
- Especially if going out alone, let someone know where you are going and when you plan to return.
- Dress appropriately and in layers! It can get cold quickly especially if you become injured and are unable to get yourself out of the property.
- The trails can get icy or slippery quickly, especially if many people have used them before you. It is often a good idea to have hiking poles and crampons to keep you steady on your feet.
- And don't forget to have map, compass, cell phone, water, food, whistle, and a flashlight to see your way out and alert someone to where you are if you unable to get yourself out.
More information on hiking and enjoying the outdoors in winter can be found at these sites:
- Safe hiking in NH - NH Fish and Game
- Winter hiking tips from the AMC
- Winter hiking guide from the National Park Service
Enjoy the Properties during during the coronavirus pandemic, but respect the land and your neighbors...
We are living in unusual times. As you venture into our properties, please remember to:
- Follow the State's guidance on COVID-19
- Keep your social distance, allow others to pass you on the trails, talk from a distance, respect someone who may seem reluctant to socialize, it is always okay to wear a mask.
- 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.
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, WCF, 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.