Binney Hill Wilderness Preserve

New Ipswich, New Hampshire
488 acres
Fee Ownership; Completed Project

The Binney Hill property was purchased by Northeast Wilderness Trust in October 2016, protecting 488 acres across four parcels in southern New Hampshire that preserve connectivity for wildlife and people in this region. This land abuts the Binney Pond Natural Area to the north and Ashburnham State Forest to the south, and connects our own Wapack Wilderness easement with the protected areas surrounding Mount Watatic in Massachusetts.

This project fills a key gap in a major forest block, making a 6,000-acre swath of conserved land straddling the New Hampshire/Massachusetts border. This land is home to moose, bobcat, black bear, and deer. In addition, more than a mile of the historic Wapack Trail traverses the Binney Hill parcels. This project ensures ongoing access for hikers, runners, and nature lovers alike.

Community support from the Friends of the Wapack (a volunteer group dedicated to preserving the Wapack Trail), Town of New Ipswich Conservation Commission, foundations, and private citizens allowed NWT to successfully close on this project.  Thank you to everyone who has donated and helped in this effort!

If you are interested in hunting on the Binney Hill Wilderness Preserve, please visit the Binney Hill Hunting Permission website for rules and hunting permission.

View a pdf project profile including a map.

Wapack Trail on Binney Hill Preserve




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