Conservation Commission
New London, New Hampshire 03257


Thank you for visiting.

We encourage you to explore the Commission's website.  Our goal is to provide information about the many ways in which we can all work together to study, protect, and enjoy New London's exceptional natural resources. 

  Conservation Commission Objectives

The Conservation Commission's overall objective is to develop and lead programs and activities to reasonably protect and expand the significant and diverse natural resources in the Town of New London in order to maximize the enjoyment of these resources by all current and future residents and visitors.

Detail concerning the defined mission, major activities, and membership of the Commission can be found in the About section.

  Upcoming Events

Forestry Harvest and Wildlife Habitat Improvement.
NLCC has been working with Leo Maslin, licensed professional forester, regarding completion of a harvest at the south end of the Esther Currier Wildlife Management Area at Low Plain. Leo has recently completed other successful forestry harvests for New London. The south section of Low Plain, off of Mountain Road, is in need of attention and presents challenges due to wet areas and the close proximity to residential homes. The finalized plan will look to have the lowest impact on residents in this area, while maximizing the benefits to the health of the forest and to the wildlife habitat. Although this plan may not maximize profits, all past harvest projects have been cash positive.

We anticipate a start of the project in late October of 2018. The harvest will employ the "Cut to Length" process which means we will not have a large number of wood chip trailers traveling to and from the site, as with the "Whole Tree" process. For access to Andover Road (Rte. 11) the truck traffic will try to use Pine Hill Road instead of Shaker Street.

Two additional Town lands on Mountain Road are also being evaluated for harvesting. They are Sheppard Pit (112-006-000) and the Town property bordering the Wilmot town line (101-003-000). At Sheppard Pit only 30 of the 53 arces will have harvesting, far away from DPW activities and the hiking trail. At the other property, about 25 of the 30 acres will have harvesting. Please note that all the harvesting will be done by selective cuts, not clear cutting.

Please contact the NLCC if you have questions or concerns.

  Footpath Maps

Trail Maps.
The New London Conservation Commission is happy to announce the availability of our newly updated "Footpaths in New London and Vicinity" trail maps. These maps give a brief description of each trail, their location, trail distances, and other related information.

Maps can be purchased in New London at the following locations:
New London Town Offices at 375 Main Street (M - F, 8am - 4pm)
Morgan Hill Bookstore at 253 Main Street (Mon - Sat, 9am - 5pm & Sun 11am - 3pm)
Village Sports at 394 Main Street
Lake Sunapee Region Chamber of Commerce Information Booth at 328 Main Street

We thank Mark Vernon for all his hard work getting the map information updated.


Attention dog walkers
Dogs are welcome on many of the trails but dog owners need to be responsible and clean up after their dogs. Leaving dog waste on the trail is discourteous to others and a health risk to children!  Bags are available at many of the trail heads for your convenience. Please cooperate.

  Conservation Commission News

  • News -  The Conservation Commission is always working to improve and expand conservation land and trails around town.
    Please click on the link above to get full details on the latest projects.
  • Trail Patch Program -  The Commission recently developed a program whereby hikers can earn a patch to recognize the completion of all trails maintained by the commission.  A description of the program and guidelines are available in the trails section.
  • Invasives - The Commission has developed a Homeowner's Guide to Control of Japanese Knotweed, a particularly troublesome invasive established in the region.  The Education section provides a link to this guide as well as additional links concerning invasives.
  • Meeting Minutes - Minutes from prior Commission meetings are available via this link at the Town of New London website.
  • Recent Projects - Explore materials regarding current Commission projects.

Notices / Upcoming Events


New London's Natural Resources include many high quality lakes, streams, forested acres and open vistas that are the focus of the New London Conservation Commission's activities. 

Above is a view of the Lower Cascade as seen from the Great Brook Trail.  This trail one of several trails maintained by the Commission with the assistance of many trail adopters and trail maintenance volunteers. 

The trail system in New London is exceptional and consists of over 26 miles of trails of varied length and difficulty.  Visit the Trails section to view a description and map of each trail.  Avid hikers are rewarded with the patch below.  Click here for details.

Hiking Patch