Trail Last Updated: 05/08/2023

Pequawket Pond Preserve

Family friendly flat 0.54 mile (1.2 total out and back) trail begins in tall grass but rises to an overlook along Pequawket Pond and loops back with views of Pequawket River.  It is nestled in the 24 acre Upper Saco Valley Land Trust Preserve. Mostly single or double file path on dirt.

Directions to the trailhead – Off of Rt. 113, turn on Cranmore Shores Road near Coleman’s. Bear left to stay on Cranmore Shores, then at 0.2 miles turn left on Bridge street and continue to the end.

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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