Town Forest Information

Photo of Town Forest entrance

Directions: 248 Shadow Lake Rd, Salem, NH 03079 (Google Maps Link)

Access Hours: The 347 acre forest is open daily from 30 minutes before sunrise to 30 minutes after sunset

The Public may use any open trail to:

  • Walk, run, skip, ski, snowshoe, sled, push a baby carriage;
  • Exercise leashed dogs (Remove animal waste);
  • Ride a non-motorized bicycle;
  • Use a wheelchair (with or without a motor);
  • Ride a horse (Remove animal waste from trail)

The Town Forest is open for Hunting and Fishing according to regulations issued by the NH Fish and Game Department and the US Fish and Wildlife Service.

Some Activities Require Authorization from the Salem Conservation Commission. Information and Authorization Forms are available at the Town Hall for these activities:

  • Camping and use of cooking stoves by organized groups;
  • Campfires;
  • Maple sugar sap collection;
  • Trail creation;
  • Installation of hunting stands (all hunting stands must be removed by December 31);
  • Activities not listed, at the discretion of the Conservation Commission.

The forest features prime wetlands, part of Hitty-Titty Brook, vernal pools with aquatic wildlife, floodplains, uplands and miles of walking trails that weave through the woods.

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