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From route 9 in Antrim, NH, take Loveren's Mill Road 0.25 miles north and the trailhead and parking will be on the left side of the road.

Description

At 1,040 feet in elevation, this cedar swamp is surrounded by high hills and a variety of boreal flora. The preserve contains more than two miles of frontage along the North Branch of the Contookcook River, providing excellent upland habitat for moose, bobcat, deer, and bear. Most of this three-mile trail system is easy hiking, however it does have some steep sections.

From the road, follow Loverens Trail into the woods. At 0.1 miles, the boardwalk trail departs to the north and extends 200 feet into the swamp over a thick bed of sphagnum moss. This is a fragile habitat - please do not step off the boardwalk. Continuing on Loverens Trail, you soon come to some huge boulders on the right. At 0.3 miles you will come to a trail junction, you can choose either direction as this is the start of a loop trail that will bring you along the North Branch of the Contookcook River. You'll also find a spur trail to Lookout Point along this loop trail.

Click here for more information and a trail brochure.

Other Information

This natural area is open to the public for recreation and education. Please, for the protection of this area and its inhabitants, and for everyone's enjoyment:

  • Pedestrian use only.
  • No motorized vehicles including ATV's and dirt bikes.
  • No pets, please.
  • No camping or campfires.
  • Carry in/carry out trash.
  • No removal or destruction of plants, wildlife, minerals, or cultural items.
  • Stay on the trail to minimize ecological impacts.
  • Hunting only in the western portion of the preserve (see TNC website for more details).

Trail Manager

The Nature Conservancy is a global non-profit conservation organization. Our mission is to preserve the plants, animals, and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on Earth by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive.

Supported by our members, The Nature Conservancy owns and manages a variety of ecologically significant preserves and has helped to protect thousands of acres throughout New Hampshire. Learn more at www.nature.org/newhampshire.

The Nature Conservancy in New Hampshire
22 Bridge Street, 4th Floor
Concord, NH 03301
Phone: (603) 224-5853

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