East Pasture Trail

East Pasture TrailPhoto credit: Pat Higgins

The White Mountain National Forest is one of New England’s most popular outdoor destinations, with hundreds of miles of trails and natural wonders to explore at any time of year. We’re working with the U.S. Forest Service to protect a 163-acre parcel in Jackson, New Hampshire that’s home to a portion of the East Pasture Trail, part of the Jackson Ski Touring system, the East’s most popular cross country ski trails. When snow isn’t present, it’s a haven for hikers and gravel bikers. It also provides a critical link for campers heading out on backcountry adventures on Black Mountain, where there’s a popular cabin operated by the US Forest Service. Along the route, visitors can pay their respects to small family burial site, a reminder of the early settlers who tried to farm in the harsh climate of the White Mountains. This work is just one chapter in the larger story of the Trust for Public Land’s commitment to protecting trails and trailheads in the White Mountain National Forest. With our help, it will be protected in perpetuity.