The Green Hills Preserve is currently experiencing an increased amount of use that is resulting in over-crowding and making it difficult for visitors to maintain social distancing. As result, the Town of Conway has posted a temporary ban on parking along Thompson Road. Parking will be limited to the spaces available in the parking lot, which accommodates approximately 10 cars. If you find the trailhead parking area full, please respect the parking ban: seek an alternate location for your hike or return at a less busy time.
Just east of the hustle and bustle of North Conway Village lies a ridge of small mountains with bald peaks and outstanding views of Mount Washington and the Presidential Range. More than 5,500 acres of this ridgeline and three mountain peaks are protected in the Conservancy’s Green Hills Preserve.
Here, visitors are rewarded with excellent hiking and opportunities to view unusual red pine rocky ridge habitat and rare plants like White Mountain silverling, smooth sandwort and green adder’s mouth. In addition to its exposed ridge habitats, the preserve also features wetlands, mixed hardwood forests and hemlock groves which support a diversity of White Mountain wildlife like black bear, bobcat, and wood warblers. On summer evenings, the bald peaks also provide a great place to watch for common nighthawks and listen for the ethereal songs of whip-poor-wills, which are thought to nest near the summits.