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Betsey Dodge Conservation Area

This exquisite conservation area combines high and low vantage points of the river, a woodland road, a short esker, a nest of glacial erractics, a pond shoreline and a high-ground field.
Trail Activity
Length
2.0 miles, Network
Difficulty
Easy
Town
New Boston (NH)
Surface
Packed Earth/Dirt, Boardwalk/Bog Bridging
Pets
Permitted
Fees
No
Other Activities

Description

This exquisite conservation area combines high and low vantage points of the river, a woodland road, a short esker, a nest of glacial erractics, a pond shoreline and a high-ground field.

Bear scratches on beech trees, deer prints in wet leaves and snow, an otter slide on a muddy bank, even the raucous call of a Pileated Woodpecker can enliven your passage.

Where a shingle mill once operated, insect-catching birds are now nesting. A beaver dam in the river replaced an earlier one in the small pond, where migrating birds and waterfowl stop over twice a year.

Turtles live near the old mill site and wildflowers can be found everywhere.

Following the path through the area will provide the walker, cross country skier or snow-shoer glimpses of the pond, streams and an old wagon ford.

Trail Manager

The Conservation Areas require seasonal maintenance. The Commission invites New Boston residents and others to join us in this work. Please contact the Conservation Commission if you are interested.

Town of New Boston

Town of New Boston
New Boston Conservation Commission
7 Meetinghouse Hill Road
New Boston, NH 03070
Phone: 603.487.2500
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Trail Tips

Minimize Campfire Impacts
Keep campfires small and contained to established fire rings in permitted sites only.
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Trailhead Information

Parking is located on Saunders Hill Road, just west of its intersection with Tucker Mill Road. From town center, take Route 136 west to Tucker Mill Road, go left on Saunders Hill Road, to first left. A gate sits at the western trail entrance near the Dougherty Lane intersection with Saunders Hill Road.

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