One of the most thrilling sights
in the White Mountains National Forest is the ungainly but majestic American Moose (Alces alces). The largest member of the deer
family, moose are identified by there great mass (6 feet tall at the shoulders and 1200 pounds), an overhanging snout, a bell of
skin under there neck, and the huge spreading antlers of the male.
Sighting a Moose
The Kancamagus Highway and northern -most sections of the White Mountain National Forest are well known for
numerous moose sightings, though moose can be found throughout the forest. Although the opportunity to view a moose along the
highway is exciting please use extreme caution when pulling off, taking care not to startle either the moose or other drivers.
Be aware that this dark-colored animal does not show up well at night.
PLEASE DRIVE DEFENSIVELY!
Moose are wild animals and should be treated as such, even if they seem tame or passive. During the rutting season, bulls are
unpredictable, and cows with calves are easily agitated. Viewing from your vehicle is least stressful to the moose, and safest
for you. If you should happen to come upon the moose in the forest, move very slowly, and avoid any loud noises or sudden
movement. This will ensure an extended, enjoyable observation, and will prevent the moose from injuring itself or you.
To reserve a Site, call The Foothills Campground at:
603-323-8322 or use the reservation form below.
We will confirm your reservation within 60 hours.
Foothills Family Campground
506 Maple Road
Tamworth, NH 03886