Devil’s Rest is a three-sided post-and-beam shelter designed and milled by Garland Mill Timberframes of Lancaster, New Hampshire. Garland Mill operates a historic water-powered sawmill and has been a long-time supporter of The Cohos Trail Association (TCTA). This is the second structure they have built for us; the first is the Old Hermit Shelter, located just off the West side trail in Nash Stream Forest, Stark, NH. Financial support was generously provided in large part by the Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund.
TCTA board members and officers have been planning the Devil’s Rest project for over six years. After several attempts to locate the shelter, Devil’s Rest found its home in the Kauffmann Forest. Kauffmann is conservation land managed by The Society for the Protection of NH Forests (SPNHF); the forest abuts beautiful and pristine Christine Lake in Stark. The lean-to sits in a quiet section of the woods, a short ½-mile hike off the Cohos Trail.