Great North Woods

Franconia Lives

Sep 28, 2018
(C) CHESTER LUDLOW, 1972

Once, a utopian experiment burned bright and brief in the Great North Woods.

Going Local: The Great North Woods

Aug 31, 2018
Dan Tuohy; NHPR

For the first part of our series, Going Local, we look at the Great North Woods

The very top of our state, with its small towns and expansive outdoor recreation options, is a region driven by local government, where school funding, access to well-paying jobs, and retention of a sustainable workforce are all big issues.

This show originally aired on July 12, 2018. 

Animal Planet

 

Scene-stealing snakes, bears, turkeys and lobsters all make an appearance in the latest season of a television program featuring New Hampshire's Fish and Game conservation officers.

"North Woods Law: New Hampshire" returns to the Animal Planet cable network on Sunday at 9 p.m.

Episodes feature officers dealing with a woman who has been hand-feeding bears in her backyard, an illegal turkey hunt, and a man finding a snake in his bed.

 

 

Hunters, hikers and horseback riders will have greater access to nearly 800 acres of land in northern New Hampshire thanks to partnership between the U.S. Forest Service and the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund.

The land — 180 acres in Stark and 603 acres in Milan — is located within and next to the White Mountain National Forest. Officials say the purchase will help connect the towns to snowmobile trails, rivers and hiking paths.

 

The Santa's Village theme park in Jefferson, N.H., says there was a small fire in its Polar Theater, but damage was minimal and the park is open for business.

The theme park in Jefferson posted news of the fire on Facebook. The Tuesday night fire happened upstairs in the theater and was quickly contained by the local fire department. The cause wasn't immediately known.

The park said the theater building will be closed while it works on cleaning up from the smoke and water. The rest of the park is open.

Sara Plourde; NHPR

The Exchange will explore a different region of the state every Thursday starting July 12th: the Great North Woods, the White Mountains, the Lakes Region, Dartmouth/Sunapee, the Monadnock Region, the Merrimack Valley, and the Seacoast. 

We look at what makes each region distinct, the biggest issues facing that part of the state, and what people who live there love about their home. 

Animal Planet

North Woods Law: New Hampshire’ is back for another season.

The reality show follows a group of New Hampshire Fish & Game conservation officers in the line of duty; that includes everything from rescues in the White Mountains, to patrolling the seacoast.

The second season premieres Sunday at 9 p.m. on Animal Planet.

Col. Kevin Jordan from N.H. Fish & Game joined NHPR’s Morning Edition to talk about the show.

NHPR/Hannah McCarthy

Ever walk past a private driveway with no end in sight and wonder... what's down there? Or glimpse a building through some trees and wish you could get up close?

Well, one listener wrote in about a place that she'd never seen... only heard of in passing. A place tucked into the trees in the Great North Woods. A New Hampshire institution. And chances are, you've never seen it either.