The Ancient Forest In New Hampshire That’s Right Out Of A Storybook

We talk a lot about the history that resides in New Hampshire, but there’s so much more to the state’s past than just artifacts and old buildings. In fact, some of the most interesting historical examples in the state can be seen in the form of Old Growth Forests. These forests, located throughout the United States, represent a wooded area that’s been untouched for centuries. Most of the time these areas are hard to access, ensuring that the trees are intact and allowed to grow unbothered. It’s a sight to behold and one of the best examples is right here in New Hampshire.

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To get to Sheldrick Forest Preserve from the town of Milford, head west on Route 101 past the center of Wilton. Make a left on Temple Road just after Gary’s Harvest Restaurant. Continue on Temple Road for just over a quarter of a mile before bearing left to cross a bridge. You’ll then turn left onto Town Farm Road. Drive for another 3/4 of a mile and you’ll reach the preserve entrance. You’ll find parking is in a small field on the left.
For more detailed information, check out the informational brochure online here.
Another piece of New Hampshire history exists in the form of this abandoned ski jump. Check it out here.