Visiting New Hampshire's Biodiversity

Visit NH's Biodiversity Sites by NH Division of Travel & Tourism Regions

The NH Division of Travel & Tourism considers seven distinct regions in the state. This list is sorted by those regions. Blue bold names at the top of each region link to interpretive brochures. Underlined names link to site profiles and images.

Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee Region

Philbrick-Cricenti Bog (New London) images

Bradford Bog (Bradford) – Atlantic White Cedar Swamp

Cornish Town Forest (Cornish) – Rich Mesic Forest

Plainfield Sanctuary (Plainfield) – Wide Variety of Wildflower Species

Velvet Rocks Ravine (Hanover) – Rich Mesic Forest

Great North Woods Region

Hurlbert Swamp (Stewartstown) images

Devils Hopyard (Stark) – Talus Ravine

Fourth CT Lake (Pittsburg) – Peatland

Umbagog Lake (Errol) – Lake / Peatland / Wildlife

Weeks State Park (Lancaster) – Variety of Ecological Features

Lakes Region

West Branch Pine Barrens Preserve (Madison) images

West Rattlesnake Mtn. Rocky Woods and Outrops
(Holderness) images 

Mt. Cardigan Subalpine Rocky Bald and Rocky Ridge (Alexandria/Orange) images

Big Pines Natural Area (Tamworth) – Big White Pine Trees

Heath Pond Bog (Ossipee) – Peatland

White Lake State Park (Tamworth) – Pitch Pine and Peatland Kettles

Merrimack Valley Region

Manchester Cedar Swamp Preserve (Manchester) images

Merrimack River Conservation Area Floodplain Forest (Concord) images

North Mountain (Pawtuckaway State Park) (Nottingham) images

Ponemah Bog (Amherst) images

Pawtuckaway State Park (Nottingham) – Variety of Ecological Features

Forsaith Forest (Chester) – Atlantic White Cedar Swamp

Monadnock Region

Fox Forest, Black Gum Swamp (Hillsborough) images

Pisgah State Park (Chesterfield/Hinsdale) images

Rhododendron State Park (Fitzwilliam) images

Fox Forest, Mud Pond Bog (Hillsborough) – Peatland

Loverens Mill Preserve (Antrim) – Atlantic White Cedar Swamp

Madame Sherri Forest (Chesterfield) – Exemplary Forest Communities

Mt. Monadnock (Jaffrey) – Subalpine Rocky Bald

Seacoast Region

Bellamy River Wildlife Sanctuary Marshes (Dover) images

Great Bay Discovery Center Salt Marsh (Stratham) images

College Woods (Durham) – Old Growth Forest

Lamprey River (Epping) – Red Maple Floodplain Forest

Odiorne Point State Park (Rye) – Coastal Rocky Shoreline / Salt Pond Marsh

Urban Forestry Center (Portsmouth) – Forests and Salt Marsh

White Mountains Region

Franconia Ridge Alpine Zone (Franconia) images

Franconia Notch Old Forest (Franconia) images

Ice Gulch (Randolph) images

Pondicherry Wildlife Refuge (Jefferson) images

Alpine Garden (Mt. Washington) – Alpine Zone

Black Mountain (Haverhill / Benton) – Subalpine Zone

The Bowl (Waterville Valley, near Sandwich) – Old-Growth Forest

Green Hills Preserve (Conway) – Rocky Ridge

King Ravine (near Gorham) – Montane Acidic Talus System and Rock Glacier

Moose Brook State Park (Gorham) – Rich Mesic Forest

Mt. Eisenhower (Chandlers Purchase) - Diapensia Shrubland and Alpine Tundra System

Nancy Brook (near Bartlett) – Old Growth Forest

Snyder Brook (Randolph) – Old Forest and Waterfalls

Tuckerman Ravine (near Pinkham Notch) – Alpine Ravine System

Welch-Dickey Mtns. (Thornton / Waterville Valley) – Jack Pine NC & Subalpine Peak


photo by Ben Kimball for the NH Natural Heritage Bureau

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