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Contact: Steve Walasewicz, 603 675-2175 x107
Collecting of Fern Fiddleheads not Permitted at
Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site
With the arrival of spring, the National Park Service at Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site is issuing an advisory that the collection of fern fiddleheads from within park boundaries is prohibited by law.National Parks are set aside by Congress to preserve noteworthy natural features and ecosystems as well as exceptional cultural and historic features. Natural and cultural features within National Parks, National Historic Sites, National Historical Parks and other units of the National Park System are all protected by law.
Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site is located in Cornish, New Hampshire, and includes 190 acres on both sides of State Road 12A.The park includes the Blow-Me-Down Farm property along the Connecticut River north of Blow-Me-Down Brook.Park boundaries are signed.Individuals with questions about the location of the park boundary should contact the park at 603-675-2175.
There are many other places in the Upper Connecticut River Valley where fern fiddleheads and other plant materials may be legally collected.
Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site is located off NH Route 12A, just north of the Cornish-Windsor covered bridge. The park exhibition buildings are closed during the winter and early spring, but will reopen daily from May 26 through October 31, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.For information on seasonal offerings, write: Saint-GaudensNationalHistoricSite, 139 Saint-Gaudens Road, Cornish,NH 03745; phone: (603) 675-2175 x 100; or visit the website: www.nps.gov/saga.