Doe Farm

Doe Farm offers a beautiful 3+ mile network of woodland trails that lead to and along the Wild & Scenic Lamprey River.
Trail Activity
Hiking Mountain biking Snowshoeing Ungroomed cross-country skiing
Length
3.0 miles, Network
Difficulty
Easy
Town
Durham (NH)
Surface
Packed Earth/Dirt
Pets
Permitted on leash
Fees
No

Description

The 87-acre Doe Farm was bequeathed to the Town of Durham by Olinthus N. Doe upon his death in 1909.

From the parking lot, a woods road leads past a metal gate, to a clearing that also serves as a log landing during forest management operations. An information kiosk provides a trail map and more information about the property. Doe Farm is tucked between Bennett Road to the north and the Lamprey River to the south. It offers a network of beautiful 3+ mile network of woodland trails that lead to and along the Lamprey River and its backwaters. The property’s 3,000 feet of shoreline helps protect the water quality of the Wild & Scenic Lamprey River.

Doe Farm is an upland forest with a mix of red oak, white pine, red pine and Norway spruce plantations. Small streams and seepages drain in a southeasterly direction toward the Lamprey River. Pockets of shrub wetlands and floodplain forest are found along the stream drainages and along the Lamprey River. Periodic timber harvests and invasive plant control help maintain a healthy forest.

In 2019, volunteers helped brush out trails, build bridges, and blaze trails. Doe Farm is one of Durham's gems.

The town of Durham also has a trail map on their website

Other Information

  • Open dawn to dusk
  • Dogs allowed on leash; pick up dog waster
  • No hunting or fireworks
  • No motorized wheeled vehicles (ATVs, trucks, dirt bikes)
  • No campfires or camping without written permission
  • Carry in, Carry out
  • Do not disturb plants, animals, historical or cultural features
  • The railroad is private property and access is strictly prohibited

 

Trail Manager

For more information visit the Doe Farm website or contact:

Town of Durham Conservation Commission

Town of Durham Conservation Commission
Conservation Commission
8 Newmarket Road
Durham, NH 03824
Phone: (603)868-5571
View website

Trail Tips

Respect Wildlife
Keep wildlife wild: do not feed, follow, approach, or otherwise harass wild animals. Doing so may alter their natural behaviors.
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Trailhead Information

From Durham Town Hall follow NH-108 south 1.4 miles, then turnright (west) on Bennett Road for about 0.8 miles. The property is past the LaRoche Farm and just before the railroad bridge. Parking is in a gravel lot on the south side of Bennett Road. The trail begins just beyond the gated woods road, near the railroad track.

Click on a parking icon to get custom directions
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