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Lower Shaker Wildlife Management Area

This network of wood roads and trails provide a variety of recreational routes on Shaker Mountain. Primary land use in this area is for wildlife management.
Trail Activity
8.20 miles, Network
Enfield (NH)
Packed Earth/Dirt, Road, Unpaved
Other Activities
Snowshoeing Groomed cross-country skiing


A wonderful network of trails and wood roads interconnect across Shaker Mountain. The primary purpose for NH Fish & Game owning property is to maintain and enhance habitats for wildlife. Public recreation is also welcome, but trails are not maintained for recreational purposes.  

This property is a multi-use area and is open for public hunting, fishing, wildlife watching, hiking, and other low impact activities. The use of motorized vehicles requires a permit.

Hunting is the primary recreational activity on this property, especially pheasant and deer hunting in the fall and turkey hunting in the spring. Please minimize other recreational uses during hunting seasons and remember to dress in blaze orange for safety.

Please respect the following rules:

  • Operation of OHRV’s and snowmobiles requires a permit. Interested parties should contact Betsey McNaughten, NH Fish & Game Land Agent at (603) 271-6640.
  • Dogs required to be leashed March 15-July 15 to protect nesting wildlife
  • Discharge of firearms not allowed except while hunting or trapping

Additional trail and landuse etiquette details are pictured in slideshow below and at trailhead.

Other Information

To report illegal activity, call the NH Fish & Game Dispatch Center at (603) 271-3361.

Nearby Attractions: Enfield Shaker Museum and Shaker Beach

Trail Manager

Visit NH Fish and Game online for more information or contact:

NH Fish & Game Department

NH Fish & Game Department
Jim Oehler -
11 Hazen Dr Concord
Concord, NH 03301
Phone: (603) 271-3421
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Trail Tips

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Walk single file in the middle of the trail. Wear the right shoes and enjoy the mud – you're in the great outdoors!
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Trailhead Information

From U.S. Route 4/4A intersection in Lebanon, head 3.3 miles on Route 4A, passing Lake Mascoma and the Enfield Shaker Museum on your left to reach the Lower Shaker Wildlife Management Area driveway on your right.

Trailhead parking located ahead at corner of field.

Note: Trailhead parking area is not plowed in the winter

Click on a parking icon to get custom directions
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