Contoocook Marsh Conservation Complex

Stroll along a short section of abandoned old US Route 202 and over a floating bridge to the gentle rail trail with views of the Contoocook Marsh; following County Road back to the kiosk in the parking area creates a loop.
Trail Activity
Walking Hiking
Length
1.0 mile, Network
Difficulty
Easy
Town
Rindge (NH)
Surface
Packed Earth/Dirt, Boardwalk/Bog Bridging
Pets
Permitted on leash
Fees
No
Other Activities
Bicycling Snowshoeing Ungroomed cross-country skiing

Description

The nature trail travels south through the woods along the old US Route 202 road bed before turning east, crossing a floating bridge, and striking the Monadnock Branch Rail Trail. A path to the marsh overlook continues east on the other side of the rail trail and forms a loop with benches and an excellent spot for wildlife viewing.

Walkers and bikers may continue north on the Rail Trail for a half mile to the public boat launch at the end of County Road. Along the way, there is another conservation area known as Roger's Landing to the east, featuring a small pond and pollinator habitat.

Other Information

Excellent blueberry and cranberry picking is seasonally available.

Trail Manager

The Contoocook Complex trails are maintained by the Town of Rindge Conservation Commission.

Rindge Conservation Commission

Rindge Conservation Commission
Rindge Town Office
30 Payson Hill Rd
Rindge, NH 03461
rindgeconcom@town.rindge.nh.us
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Trailhead Information

A small gravel parking lot is located on County Road, 1/4 mile east of its intersection with US-202 in Rindge. An informational kiosk marks the entrance to the trail.

Click on a parking icon to get custom directions
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