Tower Quest

Free Visitor's Guide

Forest Safety

New Hampshire’s forests are a great place to relax and recreate. The best way to ensure an enjoyable experience is to observe a few safety measures.

Outdoor Safety Tips 

·        If you hike, ride, hunt or fish alone, let somebody know where you will be.

·        Familiarize yourself with the area you will be using, and know the activities which occur there.

·        Drink plenty of water.

·        Beware of any poisonous plants that may occur in the area (poison ivy or poison sumac)

·        Dress appropriately and be prepared for any sudden changes in the weather.

·        Wear bright clothing during hunting season to increase your visibility. Avoid wearing gray, brown, tan or white.

·        If you see someone hunting, call out to them to identify your location.

·        Peak hunting occurs in early morning and late afternoon, primarily during the months of October through December.

 For more information on outdoor safety visit the following sites:

USDA Forest Service Outdoor Safety 
New Hampshire Hike Safe