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Distant Hill Nature Trail

"In every walk with nature one receives far more than one seeks."  John Muir  Trail is Open Daily Dawn to Dusk 
Trail Activity
Length
0.9 miles, Network
Difficulty
Easy, Moderate
Towns
Alstead (NH), Walpole (NH)
Surface
Gravel/Crushed Stone/Cinder, Boardwalk/Bog Bridging
Pets
Permitted
Fees
No

Description

Distant Hill Nature Trail is a network of gently sloping, compacted gravel trails on 21 acres in south-western Alstead, NH. The five-foot wide trails wind through a hemlock/hardwood forest rich with many species of native wildflowers, shrubs, and trees giving easy access to a number of unique wetland habitats including:

Distant Hill Nature Trail is open daily, dawn to dusk.

Please do not disturb any plants, flowers, or mushrooms during your visit...but you are invited to be creative and build a stone sculpture or two using any of the many small stones you may find beside the trail.

Abutting Distant Hill Nature Trail to the west is Distant Hill Gardens with more trails, woodlands, and gardens to explore. It is open to the public on selected days throughout the growing season.

Other Information

For dozens of photos of the trail and links to related photos and information go to the Distant Hill Gardens Flickr Album.

Trail Manager

For more information visit www.distanthill.org or contact:

Distant Hill Gardens & Nature Trail

Distant Hill Gardens & Nature Trail
66 March Hill Road
Alstead, NH 03602
Phone: (603) 756-4179
mnerrie@gmail.com
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Trailhead Information

Distant Hill Nature Trail is located at 66 March Hill Road in Alstead, NH, just east of the Alstead/Walpole town line. There is a small parking area with an information kiosk just off the pavement. The trail is wheelchair and stroller accessible.

Click on a parking icon to get custom directions
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