West Foss Farm
This picture was taken in June 1998 at a woods road into West Foss Farm.
West Foss Farm, approximately 91.8 acres in size, is located off of Mill Road in Durham, NH. The easiest access to this property is by a trail located off of Mill Road beginning at the edge of a red pine stand and following the railroad tracks, until it reaches a large open field. There are two small ponds located on the edge of this field. Townspeople and University students use this area extensively for various types of recreation and educational research.
The University of New Hampshire acquired West Foss Farm in 1923 from the Boston and Maine Railroad company. East Foss Farm , which borders West Foss Farm, was acquired at the same time. Originally when the land was bought it was managed as a farmland, until UNH designated the land for research and educational purposes shortly after they acquired the land.
West Foss Farm is presently open to the public for recreation. The property is used for mountain biking, walking, running, live role-playing combat club activities, boy scout activities, and cross-country skiing. There is a good opportunity to view various types of wildlife including song and game birds, amphibians, and various other types of animals. There is a minimal timber harvesting activity in the area with the exception of small firewood sales.