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Magalloway River Trail

This short trail network includes a 0.75 mile accessible trail and is a good place to view moose, boreal birds, and waterfowl. 
Trail Activity
Length
1.3 miles, Network
Difficulty
Easy
Town
Wentworths Location (NH)
Surface
Packed Earth/Dirt, Grass/Meadow
Pets
Not Permitted
Fees
No

Description

This trail network features easy trails through the forest to an observation blind overlooking the backwaters of the Magalloway River where you will have the chance to view waterfowl, birds, and possibly moose. The loops through the forest offer the chance to view and listen to birds, find wildlife tracks, or listen to a chorus of frog calls from vernal pools in the spring. The trail is open year-round and is a great place to go snowshoeing in the winter.

The observation platform is a memorial to Warren E. Pearson who helped restore and run the historic Balsams Grand Resort Hotel. He upheld meaningful traditions of the past, set an outstanding example for the future, and derived much enjoyment from this natural treasure. 

The recently improved “orange” and “green” trails are handicap accessible and access the observation blind. They are 4+ feet wide with a compacted stone surface and some sections of boardwalk. There is a kiosk at the trailhead which displays information and trail maps.

Other Information

Pets must be leashed.

Trail Manager

For more information, contact Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge:

US Fish & Wildlife Service - Umbagog NWR

US Fish & Wildlife Service - Umbagog NWR
PO Box 240
2756 Dam Road
Errol, NH 03579
Phone: (603) 482-3415
lakeumbagog@fws.gov
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Trail Tips

Be Considerate of Other Visitors
Respect other trail users and be courteous when passing.
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Trailhead Information

The trailhead is located on the right side of the road about 7.5 miles north on NH-16 from its junction with NH-26 in Errol.

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