White Mountain National Forest to waive day-use fees Saturday

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Monitor staff
Tuesday, September 26, 2017

In celebration of National Public Lands Day, day-use fees on the White Mountain National Forest will be waived on Saturday, Sept. 30.

The Forest Service is waiving standard amenity fees at hundreds of recreation sites nationwide in recognition of the event, typically admission and parking fees.

In the Granite State, Saturday will also see Passaconaway Valley Heritage Day at the Russell Colbath Historic Site, 12 miles west of Conway on the Kancamagus Scenic Byway.

From 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., artisans, educators and living historians will offer programs and demonstrations to the public on the grounds of the historic Russell Colbath house.

Additionally, the Fifth Massachusetts Battery, Light Artillery, living history unit will be encamped on the field in front of the Russell Colbath barn, where they will offer a glimpse at the life of Civil War soldiers.

The event is free and open to the public.

Note that while the White Mountain National Forest is waiving day-use fees, fees will remain in effect for overnight camping, cabin rentals, permits, reservations and activities offered by concessionaires.