What We Did
Prevented development within an iconic National Forest
Open 456 acres of nature to the public forevermore
Among the many mountains across New England, the Whites rise with a prominence that can’t be missed. Home to iconic Mount Washington and 47 other peaks rising more than 4,000 feet—this place is an outdoor explorer’s dream come true.
On the boundary of the forest, however, 456 acres were once at risk of development. With two miles of prominent road frontage, developers were interested in the property and the need for protection quickly arose. In 1995, Trust for Public Land worked with White Mountain National Forest to protect all 456 acres, joining over 750,000 more acres comprising the forest.
While certain businesses fit nicely into the White Mountain National Forest—such as the historic Mount Washington Hotel and Bretton Woods Ski Resort—this 456-acre protection was surely for the best. Now, New Hampshirites and outsiders alike can run, hike, ski bike, and more across the Whites like never before.