A RO U N D & A B O U T
CONNECTING WITH NATURE
GREEN WOODLANDS FOUNDATION
reen Woodlands Foundation is the shepherd for about 23,000 acres in Lyme, Dorchester, Orford, and Wentworth, New Hampshire. Its goal is to preserve the land for future generations using tools of wildlife management, environmental research and education, and historic preservation. In addition to these elements are outdoor activities, mainly cross-country skiing and mountain biking. The nonprofit maintains 50 kilometers of groomed ski trails and 70 miles of mountain biking trails. Although the beauty of the area attracts thousands of bikers and skiers annually, once out on the trails, people enter a remote, serene space that brings them closer to nature. No motorized vehicles are allowed. About 20 years ago, the Green Woodlands Foundation started building cross-country ski trails. “I tried teaching myself to cross-country ski,” recalls Bob Green. “In typical fashion, I grabbed a book about the sport and then I went on snowmo-
Top: A biker enjoys a nice fall day. Photo by Ansel Dickey. Left: Cross-country skiers at Cummins Pond. Photo by Bill Green. Above: Warming hut at Cummins Pond. Right: Interior of Brigadoon cabin. Opposite: Warming hut on Norris Hill.
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