The Lord Farm property was bequeathed as a part of a large land gift to the University in 1939 by Frank S. Lord, a prominent resident of Carroll county. These properties were given so as to benefit the students of Carroll County and to help fulfill the University’s research and educational goals. Professors use these properties as outdoor classrooms and our researchers use them for study.
The Lord Farm is approximately 450 acres and has varied terrain, from rocky ridge to wetland. Mixed forests of white pine, hemlock and various hardwoods grow here and wildlife including moose and black bear are abundant. As with most large properties in this area, there are numerous relics of historic home-sites and pasturing, such as cellar holes and stonewalls. Although rattlesnake mountain, the high spot on this property, does not have a trail to the top, local hikers visit here for the excellent views of the surrounding Ossipee mountains and Ossipee lake.
This lot is periodically harvested as part of UNH’s sustainable timber harvesting program and a portion of all proceeds from the sale of timber goes towards scholarships for Carroll County students. The most recent harvest in 2018 intended to regenerate pine and enhance the growth of future crop trees. This harvest also established a crop tree research site that is paired with one at Mendums pond.
Approximate Location : 43°47'13.7"N 71°11'44.6"W
From Durham take Route 16 north to Ossipee, (approx. 53 miles). Take a left at Pine Hill road across from the Pizza Barn. Take Pine Hill Road for 1.4 miles. After you pass Mud Pond the access road to the property is on your right. Park on the right side of the road at the gate. Access is granted by permission from our neighbor. UNH property begins past the gate after you cross the stone wall.