Conner Farm WMA, Exeter

About this Location

The Conner Farm property was acquired by the Department of Transportation as part of the NH-101/NH-51 construction project and transferred from the Department of Transportation to Fish and Game.

Open fields comprise about ninety acres and are leased for haying and corn. The forested portions are comprised of upland habitats containing oak, hemlock, and some white pine. Hardwood species of particular value to wildlife include red oak, white oak, black cherry, hickory, hop hornbeam, aspen, and birch. There is also a small freshwater marsh, a stream, and several beaver ponds.

The variety of fields, forests, and wetlands make this ideal habitat for a variety of wildlife. Deer, turkey, migratory waterfowl, and small game all are found here. Grassland and wetland non-game species are also found.

Pheasants are stocked at Conner Farm WMA. There is an agricultural agreement on the hay and cornfields, and the leasing farmer uses some storage sheds. The property contains the historic Conner Farm home that Fish and Game sold to a decedent of the Conner family in 2014 along with 5 acres that are clearly delineated by a fence. As it is now private property, public access is no longer allowed in that area, but the public is welcome to hunt, hike, and wildlife watching on the remaining 235 acres that are still owned by New Hampshire Fish and Game.

There is a designated parking area off NH-27 near the house. Please do not park beyond the orange gate.


  • Restrooms on site

  • Wheelchair accessible trail

  • Entrance fee

Content from Official Website

Last updated October 23, 2023