Visits to our forests are welcome from dawn to dusk! See if your favorite activities are permitted by reviewing our list below.
Please note that alcohol and motorized vehicles are never allowed on NEFF properties. For information on parking and for additional important rules and safety information, please review our Safety and Guidelines page before any visit.
Dogs are permitted on our properties, but they must be on a leash at all times. Dogs must have a current rabies tag and town registration on their collar. Our forests are carry in-carry out, and as such, owners must clean up after their pet and remove waste from the property.
Hiking, Snowshoeing, Cross-Country Skiing and Trail Running
We encourage all of these low-impact activities at our forests! Please feel free to explore our woodlands to your heart’s content.
Visit our Backcountry Skiing page to learn more about an exciting partnership between the Ridgeline Outdoor Collective (ROC) and NEFF that has culminated into a 1,000-foot slope that offers challenging backcountry wilderness skiing in NEFF’s Braintree Mountain Forest. It is groomed for safer skiing in a way that allows it to also remain a high-quality, working forest.
Hunting and Fishing
Hunting and fishing are permitted at most NEFF properties in accordance with individual state law. For a comprehensive look at hunting practices at NEFF forests, please visit our hunting page. Please note that we permit only modern tree stands, which are not nailed or spiked to trees. Because we actively manage our forests for many resources, including timber, we cannot allow any stands that may damage trees or put loggers in harm’s way if equipment was to hit residual metal. Please note that stands must be labeled clearly, with the name and contact information of the hunter. Stands may be placed on NEFF property one month prior to opening day and they must be removed within one month of the close of hunting season. We reserve the right to remove, dismantle, and/or discard any stand on our property that does not abide by our guidelines, or any stand that remains after the end of hunting season. Target shooting is prohibited on all NEFF properties.
Biking is permitted on our properties. We ask that all bikers maintain a safe and reasonable speed, remain only on marked trails, announce themselves when approaching hikers from behind, and yield to all hikers and equestrians.
Camping and Fires
Camping is not permitted on our properties, with the exception of Chamberlain Reynolds Memorial Forest in Center Harbor, N.H. Reservations are required, and must be made through The Squam Lakes Association by contacting them at 603-978-7386. Fires are prohibited in all NEFF forests.
Horseback riding is permitted in our forests, but equestrians should maintain control of their horses at all times and remain only on marked trails.