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Protect, Respect, & Preserve Our State
Help us keep our state beautiful and welcoming for generations to come. Read the Leave No Trace
Seven Principles below and follow them any time you're in New Hampshire.
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
Research where you're going before you go to ensure a safe and successful adventure.
STICK TO TRAILS & CAMP OVERNIGHT RIGHT
Prevent injury and reduce damage to plants, trails, and the landscape by sticking to marked paths and campsites.
TRASH YOUR TRASH
Whether you're out for a short walk or weeklong trek, be prepared to carry out what you carry in.
LEAVE IT AS YOU FIND IT
Help preserve New Hampshire's wonders. Refrain from picking or taking items you may find.
BE CAREFUL WITH FIRE
Burn local firewood, use campfires and fire rings safely, and extinguish fires completely every time.
KEEP WILDLIFE WILD
Observe animals from a distance, refrain from feeding them, and always store your food securely.
SHARE THE OUTDOORS
Be kind and respectful to everyone you meet or pass in New Hampshire's great outdoors.
How can you learn more about Leave No Trace?
Take this online course:
Leave No Trace: Take Action to Protect the Outdoors
. The course will provide you with a better understanding of recreation-related impacts, the Seven Principles and how Leave no Trace skills and ethics can help protect the New Hampshire outdoors.