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John's Glen Trails - Hiking

The John's Glen Trail #9 offers easy walking over level terrain with a variety of optional loops and a yurt and toilets midway. 
Trail Activity
Length
3.3 miles, Network
Difficulty
Easy
Town
Grantham (NH)
Surface
Packed Earth/Dirt, Grass/Meadow
Pets
Permitted
Fees
No

Description

A variety of loop options stem from the wide John's Glen Trail #9. To the right near the Clearwater Drive trailhead, loops circle three evaporation ponds, which are crowded with Canada Geese in the summer. Midway along the trail, just beyond the ponds, is an open area with a yurt and toilets. Farther on, the trail rises and falls towards its connection with Deer Path #8. Part way on this stretch, a branch to the right provides access to the Blueberry Loop, Craig's Corridor #11 and the Balsam Loops. The narrower Blueberry Loop circles out to a vista of the Bog Brook wetland. Craig's Corridor #11 connects to Deer Path #8. The Balsam Loops are laid out over a glacial kame, and include a short spur to another overlook of the Bog Brook wetland. All of the John's Glen trails except the Blueberry Loop are groomed for skiing.

Connector Trails: John's Glen Trail #9 and Craig's Corridor #11 connect to Deer Path #8 a short distance from each other. There are "You are here" signs at these intersections.

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.
  • 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

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Trailhead Information

Free Parking Pass: From I-89 Exit 13 head north on Route 10. Turn right at Eastman main entrance, drive 0.2 miles to circle. Bear right on Greensward Drive and continue 0.4 miles to Clubhouse Lane on the left and arrive at The Center to get your free parking pass.

Trailhead: After obtaining parking pass, return to the circle and turn right onto Eastman Road. Go 0.8 miles and bear right onto Road ’Round the Lake. In 0.3 miles turn right onto Clearwater Drive. Travel 0.9 miles to trailhead parking at the end of Clearwater Drive. (Moose Run climbs uphill to the left).

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