The clear-cutting of the White Mountain forests in the late 1800s and early 1900s led to increased study on the effects of man on all aspects of the environment. Indiscriminate logging by timber barons disrupted natural life cycles; it led to polluted and diminished rivers and streams, loss of wildlife habitat and long-term harm to otherwise renewable forest resources. Today, the US Forest Service manages the White Mountain National Forest to balance commercial and recreational activities with the long term health of all forest resources. The forces of nature and man’s interaction with them are on display at sites marked with this icon.
 Flume Visitor Center (view on map)
Visitor center and walking path through 800-footlong chasm with granite walls 90 feet high.
 Kancamagus Highway (view on map)
National Scenic Byway through heart of White Mountain National Forest.
 Lincoln Woods Visitor Center and Trails (view on map)
Recreation trails and visitor center on historic logging site.
 Discovery Trail (view on map)
1.5 mile walking loop with interpretive panels identifying examples of forest management.
 Greeley Ponds Scenic Area (view on map)
Hiking trail to remote mountain ponds surrounded by old growth forest.
 Pemigewassett Overlook (view on map)
Rest area near Kancamagus Pass with stunning western view of the WMNF.
 Saco Ranger Station (view on map)
USFS district headquarters and White Mountain National Forest information center.
 Cathedral & White Horse Ledge and Echo Lake State Park (view on map)
Preserved areas of recreation including Echo Lake, White Horse Ledge and Cathedral Ledge.
 Route 302 Visitor Center at Intervale Overlook (view on map)
 Visitor Center at Intervale Overlook Information center with views of Mount Washington popular with 19th Century artists.
 Bartlett Experimental Forest (view on map)
Silviculture and forest management research area on the White Mountain National Forest.
 Crawford Notch State Park (view on map)
Willey Slide Historic Site, hiking trails, children’s trout pond and waterfalls.
 Mount Willard (view on map)
Easy hike to excellent view of Crawford Notch. Popular with turn-of-the-century painters.
 Saco and Ammonoosuc Lakes (view on map)
Scenic lakes with easy walking paths and rich heritage.
 Crawford Path (view on map)
Oldest maintained hiking trail in America with rich history.
 Mount Eisenhower Wayside (view on map)
Scenic overlook of Southern Presidential MountainRange.
 Zealand Trail to Zealand Notch and Zealand Falls Hut (view on map)
Easy hike over railroad bed to Zealand Falls and AMC’s Zealand Falls Hut.
 Beaver Brook Wayside and Trails (view on map)
Recreation trails through forest-managed areas.
 Eagle Cliff Old Growth Area (view on map)
Finest example of old growth forest in the White Mountains.