Why Albany NH Struggles: Most of the Town is Federal Land

ALBANY — While the White Mountain National Forest brings thousands of recreation-minded visitors to the area each year, hosting the forest isn’t always fun for the small town of Albany.

Albany selectmen say the town has gotten overwhelmed by the cost and liability concerns surrounding the forest.  About 88 percent of the town is within the national forest, which spans a number of other local towns, including Conway, and into western Maine.

Albany — population 700 — totals about 51,623 acres; of those, 45,356 are national forest lands. | More…

| Conway Daily Sun