An aerial view of Spoonwood Pond, Nubanusit Lake, and surrounding conservation lands in full autumn foliage (photo © Eric Aldrich)

The SuperSanctuary

Discover the wilds of the Monadnock Region.

Preserving Room to Roam

Conserving open space protects air, soil, and water quality, preserves critical wildlife habitat, helps maintain community character, and deepens our connection to the land. Over the last thirty years, the Harris Center has played an integral role in stitching together a 35,000-acre SuperSanctuary of connected protected lands in the towns of Antrim, Dublin, Greenfield, Hancock, Harrisville, Nelson, Peterborough, and Stoddard.

The philosophy for the SuperSanctuary is that bigger is better, and the key is not who protects what, but what gets protected. While there are multiple goals, one major need, bear in mind, is room to roam. To learn more, explore the SuperSanctuary map, discover our trails, browse through photos of our conserved lands, or dig deeper into the SuperSanctuary’s conservation history.

A loon cozies up with its chick at Willard Pond Wildlife Sanctuary in Antrim. (photo © Bruce Boyer)

A loon cozies up with its chick at Willard Pond Wildlife Sanctuary in Antrim. (photo © Bruce Boyer)

Dinsmore Pond in summer green, as viewed from the Harris Center's Hiroshi Loop Trail. (photo © Will Holden)

Dinsmore Pond in summer green, as viewed from the Harris Center's Hiroshi Loop Trail. (photo © Will Holden)

Bailey Brook Falls -- in the heart of the SuperSanctuary -- glows in September gold. (photo © Brett Amy Thelen)

Bailey Brook Falls -- in the heart of the SuperSanctuary -- glows in September gold. (photo © Brett Amy Thelen)

A dragonfly alights on a summer wildflower in the SuperSanctuary. (photo © Tianne Strombeck)

A dragonfly alights on a summer wildflower in the SuperSanctuary. (photo © Tianne Strombeck)

A happy hiker snowshoes on the Harris Center's Eastview Trail in Harrisville, NH. (photo © Meade Cadot)

A happy hiker snowshoes on the Harris Center's Eastview Trail in Harrisville, NH. (photo © Meade Cadot)

A Pileated Woodpecker dines on crabapples in the SuperSanctuary. (photo © Meade Cadot)

A Pileated Woodpecker dines on crabapples in the SuperSanctuary. (photo © Meade Cadot)

Red trillium blooms trailside in May. (photo © Brett Amy Thelen)

Red trillium blooms trailside in May. (photo © Brett Amy Thelen)

An old sugar maple reaches for the sun along an old road in the SuperSanctuary. (photo © Brett Amy Thelen)

An old sugar maple reaches for the sun along an old road in the SuperSanctuary. (photo © Brett Amy Thelen)

A young wood frog perches on a branch on the Harris Center's Hiroshi Land. (photo © Brett Amy Thelen)

A young wood frog perches on a branch on the Harris Center's Hiroshi Land. (photo © Brett Amy Thelen)

Contact Us

For more information on the Harris Center’s land protection program, please contact Eric Masterson at (603) 525-3394 or by email.