Powwow River Woodlands

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The Powwow River Woodland is a lovely 7.3-acre forest featuring access to the Powwow River.
Trail Activity
Hiking Ungroomed cross-country skiing
0.20 miles, Network
South Hampton (NH)
Packed Earth/Dirt
Permitted on leash


Visitors can enjoy the short stroll to the Powwow River to access paddling, fishing, or simply to enjoy the view from one of the Leopold benches.

The Powwow River Woodland is a 7.3-acre forest featuring shoreline along the Powwow River which flows from Danville to the Merrimack River in Amesbury, Massachusetts. It is located near the Jewell Town District which encompasses a colonial-era industrial village that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The river once served as a power source for successive Jewell Family members beginning in 1687 when Thomas Jewell settled here. At one time, a grist mill, fulling mill, bog iron works, and more than one sawmill were located there.

Other Information

Sisters Priscilla Coffin and Susan True inherited the land from their mother and donated it to the Southeast Land Trust of New Hampshire to honor their parents. The Town of South Hampton provided funding from the Conservation Fund to pay the transaction costs and the long-term management of this land and holds deed restrictions ensuring it remains open space.

  • Leave no trace - please carry out what you carry in.
  • Respect our neighbor's privacy.
  • Stay on marked trails.
  • Hunting is allowed. Be aware of hunting seasons.
  • Dogs are welcome but must remain under the control of owners. Please carry a leash, leash any aggressive dogs, and pick up after your pet.
  • The following uses are NOT permitted:
    • Camping
    • Fires
    • Target shooting
    • Trapping
    • Wheeled motorized vehicles

Trail Manager

The Southeast Land Trust of New Hampshire is a membership-based, non-profit whose mission is to protect and sustain the significant lands in our communities for clean water, outdoor recreation, fresh food, wildlife, and healthy forest. SELT works in the 52 communities of southeastern New Hampshire to voluntarily conserve special places for the public benefit through conservation easements and ownerships. Join as a member or volunteer today!

Visit SELT online for more information, or contact:

Southeast Land Trust
6 Center Street
Exeter, NH 03833
Phone: 603.778.6088
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Trailhead Information

From NH-107A in South Hampton, head south on Jewell Street. A small parking area with kiosk will be on your right.

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