Trail Last Updated: 01/06/2023

Beaver Pond Trail

Formerly known as Old Pequawket Trail, this is 2.2 miles out and back. Trailhead is at the junction of Ossipee Lake Rd. and Pequawket Trail. Parking and a green kiosk with maps are at the trailhead. The surface is sand and wide gravel and it’s grade is low and flat.

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Trail Last Updated: 01/06/2023

Trout Pond Trail

Formerly known as Jackman Ridge Trail – 3 miles out and back to Trout Pond but you can just walk and turn around at your will. Trailhead is on Shawtown Rd., off of Ossipee Lake Rd., a little further east of Pequawket Trail. There’s a kiosk with map at the parking lot. Trail is wide, sandy and with gravel on a slight incline.

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Trail Last Updated: 01/05/2023

Forest Ecology Trail

1.2 mile loop. This trail parking is located about 3.3 miles west from Rt. 153 on Ossipee Lake Road, west of Camp Calumet. Nice view of Jackman Ridge at halfway point.  (This is not the Jackman Ridge Trail nor the Ossipee Pine Barrens in Madison off of Rt. 41 that is ADA compliant).

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Helpful Tips

  1. Plan and educate yourself about the difficulty ratings of walking paths – easy, moderate or difficult. Carry a guidebook with maps or take a photograph of kiosk trail head maps.
  2. Walk with a friend for safety and companionship. If hiking alone, be sure to tell a friend or a relative where you are hiking. Carry a smart phone, but also ensure there is coverage.
  3. Stay on designated paths, respect private and public land. Be considerate of animal wildlife habitat and wild plants – take pictures and leave nature undisturbed.
  4. Stay hydrated, carry water and snacks.
  5. Have appropriate hiking footwear with good traction.
  6. Wear appropriate clothing based on daily weather conditions and temperatures. Consider sunglasses, insect repellent (ticks), layers, trekking poles, and in the winter – micro spikes, YakTrax or snowshoes.
  7. Carry out trash and keep pets on leash unless otherwise posted and bring bags to dispose of pet wastes.
  8. Assess the parking situation at the trailhead, be sure to lock your vehicle and do not leave any valuables in the car.
  9. Take a few minutes to stretch and warm up before hiking.
  10. Stop regularly to ensure everyone is comfortable with the pace, the terrain, and their physical condition.

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