Wonalancet, New Hampshire is a gateway to the White Mountain National Forest. Nearby mountains - Mount Wonalancet, Mount Paugus, and Mount Chocorua, are named after Native American chieftains whose people occupied this wilderness through the 1600s as pioneering European settlers began developing this landscape. Throughout the 18th and 19th centuries... (more detailed history is coming to our Library)
In the 1970s a small group of residents began meeting to discuss guidelines for local land protection. In 1977 WPA was formed and our mission defined. Since that time our covenant has set a local standard of protection and preservation for much of the Wonalancet basin. Today the Wonalancet Preservation Association continues to pursue and refine that mission, actively encouraging and supporting permanent protection strategies.