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Town Forest


Town Forest Map (PDF)

Town Forest Rules (PDF)

Town Forest Authorization Request Form (PDF)

2022 Town Forest Hunting Dates (PDF)


The forest features prime wetlands, part of Hitty-Titty Brook, vernal pools with aquatic wildlife, floodplains, uplands and miles of walking trails that weave through the woods. The public may use any open trail to:

  • Walk, run, skip, ski, snowshoe, sled, push a baby carriage
  • Exercise leashed dogs (remove animal waste)
  • Ride a non-motorized bicycle
  • Use a wheelchair (with or without a motor)
  • Ride a horse (remove animal waste from trail)

Hunting & Fishing

The Town Forest is open for hunting and fishing according to regulations issued by the NH Fish and Game Department and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Activities Requiring Authorization

Some activities require authorization from the Salem Conservation Commission. Information and authorization forms are available at the Town Hall for these activities:

  • Camping and use of cooking stoves by organized groups
  • Campfires
  • Maple sugar sap collection
  • Trail creation
  • Installation of hunting stands (all hunting stands must be removed by December 31)
  • Activities not listed, at the discretion of the Conservation Commission

Friends of the Forest

Join the Friends of the Salem Town Forest!

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