Directions to the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest
234 Mirror Lake Road
North Woodstock, NH 03262
From the south
Traveling North on Interstate 93, take Exit 29, about an hour north of Concord, NH. Turn left at the bottom of the off-ramp, onto Route 3 North. Follow Route 3 for about 4 miles to the village of Thornton. Turn left onto Mirror Lake Road, immediately before Waterlily Massage and Spa. There is a small brown sign here for the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest. Proceed along Mirror Lake Road for just over a mile, following signs for the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest "Office."
From the north
Traveling South on Interstate 9, take Exit 30, about fifteen minutes south of Lincoln, NH. Turn right at the bottom of the off-ramp onto Route 3 South. Follow Route 3 for about three miles until you reach the tiny village of Thornton. Turn right onto Mirror Lake Road, immediately after Waterlily Massage and Spa. There is a small brown sign here for the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest. Proceed along Mirror Lake Road for just over a mile, following signs for the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest "Office."
There are a number of hotels and restaurants in the North Woodstock/Lincoln area, about 10 miles north of Hubbard Brook at the intersection of Routes 3 and 112. For a list see www.lincolnwoodstock.com.
There are two old-time "motor court" motels near Mirror Lake Road on Route 3. They are cottage style and rates are fairly low.
- Green Valley (603) 726-8944
- Brookside (603) 726-7037
There are several motels and cottages south of Hubbard Brook on Route 3 toward Plymouth. The following tend to be the most popular.
- Gilcrest Cottages & Motel (888) 741-0129 Exit 29 on I-93.
- Days Inn (603) 536-3520 Exit 27 on I-93.
Lodging may also be available at certain times of the year at Pleasant View Farm or the Mirror Lake Campus for researchers, educators, and representatives of nonprofit organizations. Visit Hubbard Brook Research Foundation Facilities page for more information.
Watershed Virtual Walking Tour
Watershed 6 is the focus of our walking tour. As the "biogeochemical reference" watershed for the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest, the biology and water chemistry of watershed 6 are used as a comparison for the treated watersheds. It represents "untouched" 80-year-old second growth forest, and human access is limited.
Take a virtual tour of watershed 6...
Take a look at the images captured by Hubbard Brook Phenocams...