Meredith Community Forest

The 186-acre Community Forest, managed by the Meredith Conservation Commission, provides excellent hiking, snowshoeing, and wildlife viewing very close to downtown Meredith. Highlights include a small waterfall, wetlands, and active beaver ponds.
Trail Activity
Walking Hiking Snowshoeing Ungroomed cross-country skiing
4.0 miles, Network
Meredith (NH)
Packed Earth/Dirt
Permitted on leash
Other Activities
Mountain biking


The property has a network of trails that are described on maps available at the kiosk on Jenness Hill Rd.  It is recommended to bring a map with you as it includes the intersection numbers that are posted on the trails.  You can find the trail map here, and print a copy to bring with you. 

One popular hike follows the blue trail down to the beaver lodge, returning via the yellow trail, with a stop at the waterfall.

Please note that mountain bikes and snowmobiles are only permitted on the red trail.  Motorized wheeled vehicles are not allowed.

Trail Manager

Meredith Conservation Commission

Meredith Conservation Commission
5 Highland Street
Meredith, NH 03253
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Trailhead Information

From the intersection of Route 25 and Route 3 in downtown Meredith, follow Route 3 north (towards Holderness) for 0.8 miles to Jenness Hill Road on the left. Turn left on Jenness Hill Road and follow for 0.3 miles to the trail head and kiosk on the left (you will pass by the Meredith Transfer Station).

Click on a parking icon to get custom directions
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