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Heath Forest Trails

The Heath Forest Property contains six interlaced trails offering scenic woodland hikes uninterrupted by roads.
Trail Activity
Length
3.1 miles, Network
Difficulty
Easy
Town
Grantham (NH)
Surface
Packed Earth/Dirt, Snow, Ungroomed
Pets
Permitted
Fees
No

Description

The Heath Property contains six interlaced trails that are marked in different colors with flagging tape or painted blazes. The trails offer scenic woodland hikes uninterrupted by roads. Maps are posted at all trail intersections.

The Yellow Trail begins at the trailhead on Bogie Place and leads to and along Eastman Brook, where one can enjoy beautiful vistas of the stream and marshland. Beaver have been at work here, and several of their dams can be seen. This level trail meanders through a white pine stand, finally climbing to its termination with the Red Trail. The Red Trail returns through the middle of the forest, connecting at different points with the Pink, Orange, Green and Blue Trails.

The Green and Blue Trails with moderate elevation change provide short cuts between the Red and Yellow trails systems. The Orange Trail offers an alternative to the south of the Yellow Trail that still returns to the Red/Yellow intersection. The Pink Trail, with an alternate trailhead at Troon Drive, is a fairly level path that makes a loop over the upper part of the forest through habitat rich with ruffed grouse.

In winter, the trails are ungroomed and available for snowshoeing without a trail pass; however, a free parking pass is required to park at Bogie Place.

Other Information

Eastman is a four-season recreational and residential community in Grantham, NH. Eastman's 3,700 environmentally protected acres of woodlands offer families, second-home owners, and retirees hideaways for homes, condominiums, and several yet-to-be developed sites. Eastman's amenities include a two-mile lake, six beaches, an 18-hole, championship golf course, tennis courts, and miles of cross-country ski, snowshoe, and hiking trails. Visit www.eastmannh.org for more information.

  • The trails are owned by the Eastman Community Association and maintained by the association and dedicated community volunteers.
  • Leave no trace. Carry out what you carry in.
  • Trails are open dawn to dusk.
  • Dogs are welcome in the spring, summer and fall, but must be under the control of the owner. Please pick up after your pet. In the winter, dogs are not allowed on the groomed trails.
  • No motorized recreation vehicles, horseback riding, hunting, fires or camping is allowed.
  • Parking permits are required to park at trailheads within the community. Free parking permits and restrooms are available at The Center on Club House Lane off Greensward Drive.
  • Day passes for skiing and snowshoeing can be purchased at The Center. Visit www.eastmannh.org/ski for more information and pricing.
  • In the event of an emergency, call 911.

Trail Manager

For more information visit the Eastman website or contact:

Eastman Recreation

Eastman Recreation
P.O. Box 53
Grantham, NH 03753

Trail Tips

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Follow State and local fire regulations and check the current fire danger level before you go camping.
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Trailhead Information

Free Parking Pass: From Eastman main entrance just off Old Route 10 near I-89 Exit 13, drive 0.2 miles to circle. Bear right on Greensward Drive, continue 0.4 miles to Clubhouse Lane on the left and arrive at the Center to get your free parking pass at the reception desk on the first floor.

Trailhead: To access the Pink Trail, ask directions from the Center. To access the Yellow Trail from the Center, return to Greensward Drive and turn left. In 0.7 miles, turn right onto Troon Drive. Continue 0.5 miles, turn right on Bogie Place and park at the end of the road. A parking pass is required.

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