Distant Hill Nature Trail is a network of gently sloping, compacted gravel trails on 155 acres in south-western Alstead, NH and south eastern Walpole, NH. A mile of five-foot wide, gravel trails are accessible for wheelchairs and strollers, except for the Bog Loop at the southeast corner of the network, and the mile-long Distant Hill Geology Trail. The 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:
Both Distant Hill Nature Trail and Distant Hill Geology Trail are 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.
For dozens of photos of the trail and links to related photos and information go to the Distant Hill Gardens Flickr album.
For more information visit the Distant Hill Gardens & Nature Trail website, or contact:
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 nature trail is wheelchair and stroller accessible, but the geology trail is not.
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