Trail Last Updated: 01/06/2023

Binsack Trail at Remick Museum

Remick Museum is at 58 Cleveland Hill Rd. in Tamworth Village just past the Barnstormer Theater and across the street from the Tamworth Distillery. Parking is on the left, immediately after the museum. The entrance to the trail is to the left of the entrance to the museum. It is clearly marked.

This beautiful, 0.6 mile, wide, loop trail meanders around the perimeter of the Farm. It would be considered ADA, but the grade is a little more than ADA requires. A pony, cows, goats, wildflowers, birds all create a bucolic scene overlooking a pond. There are several benches to sit and take in the joy that surrounds you. It is a delight.

Animals are not permitted. Open daylight hours, only.

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Trail Last Updated: 01/05/2023

Frank Bolles Nature Preserve

The Frank Bolles Nature Preserve has several good options. The trailhead for all begins at the end of Scott Road 3.3 miles north of Chocorua Village off Rt. 16. Heron Pond is ~1 mile in (one way) on leafy surface, 4-6 feet wide. The path crosses private land in the first ¼ mile. Turn left at the end of the field and follow The Nature Conservancy yellow and green trail markers to the pond which is a glacial kettle hole – water and depression left behind after glacial melt. Old Mail Road (0.3 mi one way), Middle Trail (0.7 mi one way), and Lake trail (0.25 mi one way) form a wide, pine and oak forested access to the west edge of Chocorua Lake. Each section is very well marked. Maintained by the Chocorua Lake Conservation Society.

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The spectacular Fred Steele Memorial Trail  (ADA  accessible) is about 1/3 mile in length, (2/3 mile round trip). It meanders through forest into marshland that is accessed via a 500’ boardwalk. It terminates at a platform with benches and interpretive panels, with impressive views of the Sandwich Mountain Range to the northwest and the Ossipee Mountains to the southeast. This ~.6 mile roundtrip walk is worth the drive. Bring your binoculars and camera.

Directions: From the junction of Routes 25 and 113, 1.2 miles west of South Tamworth, turn north on Route 113 heading towards North Sandwich. Look for the Thompson Sanctuary kiosk and sign on the left after 2.9 miles, and park in the designated parking area

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This lovely, wide old forest road/path is fairly flat and right along the crystal clear river.  The round trip is 0.75 miles, and includes walking over the bridge.

Limited parking is on the right, at the junction of Old Mail Road with 113A, 3.2 miles on Rt 113A from Tamworth center.

(Do not park in front of the orange gate.) There are single blue markings on the trees. At .2 miles there is a very wide bridge crossing the river on the left. Going straight, the trail continues to a fork where some go on to Bowles Trail and the Fire Tower but these are no longer Most Walkable. Returning on the path, cross the wide sturdy bridge and take in the beauty of the river. If you want a loop, bear left after the bridge back to Rt. 113A and go left to return to the parking.

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Lots of options on this lovely 3.6 mile out and back trail to the bridge that crosses the brook. For a view of waterfalls, go another 0.2 miles from the bridge and follow the trail to the left though it is bumpier terrain and not as friendly but certainly doable. Falls are breathtaking and worth the effort – just be patient and cautious. If going in winter, wear micro spikes rather than snowshoes.

Trailhead located on 113A on left side of road about 5.0 miles from Tamworth Town Center and about 0.5 miles prior to Ferncroft Road in Wonalancet

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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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