Stamp Act Island in Lake Wentworth is rich in history and wild virtues. The island was once owned by Governor John Wentworth, the last colonial governor of New Hampshire, who was influential in repealing Britain’s Stamp Act. Today, all 11,000 feet of the island’s shoreline remains undeveloped. Loons and other waterfowl patrol the surrounding waters while the island’s interior supports a rare black gum swamp with trees visible from boats along the shoreline.
Join Jeff Lougee, director of stewardship, and members of the Stamp Act Island Management Committee for an insider's look at Wentworth Lake's biggest island. We'll meet on North Beach on Stamp Act Island at 10:00am. From there, we'll hike to the interior of the island, exploring its history and ecology along the way (including some very large trees that are 300-400 years old!)
Registration is required. In order to provide attendees with the best possible experience, this trip is limited to 25 participants. Register online today!
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What to Expect
Participants must provide their own vessel to get to and from the island. There are a handful of boat launches around Lake Wentworth, with the closest being just outside Wentworth State Park. Please wear sturdy shoes for traversing the interior of the island. Long pants and sleeves are recommended. Don't forget your water!