Page Pond and Forest
From the intersection of Route 25 and Route 3 in downtown Meredith, follow Route 25 east (towards Center Harbor) for 2 miles to Quarry Road on the right. Turn right on Quarry Road and follow Quarry Rd for 0.4 miles, keeping right at the fork, to the trail head and kiosk (you will pass by Moulton Farm).
Trails are also accessible from Blueberry Hill Rd (no kiosk and limited parking).
There are five popular hikes in Page Pond:
Page Pond Trail (Yellow Blazes): This 3.7-mile loop takes you through the heart of Page Pond and Forest including passing over a bog bridge beside a large beaver dam. There are short spur trails (blazed in red) which lead to views of Page Pond, the Mill Dam, and wetlands.
Leavitt Cemetery and Quarry Loop (Blue Blazes): This level, 1.2-mile loop circles the quarry that gave Quarry Road its name. There is a short spur trail (blazed in red) that leads to the historic Dudley Leavitt family cemetery.
Beaver Pond Trail (Blue Blazes): This beautiful 0.8-mile one-way trail passes through the Sherman Conservation Easement, following the edges of wetlands and beaver ponds. In spring and early summer there are abundant wildflowers including Pink Lady Slipper and Fringed Polygala.
Brook Trail (Blue Blazes): The peaceful Brook Trail follows along Page Brook for 0.6 miles (one way) and terminates at the Wetland Loop Trail.
Wetland Loop (Blue Blazes): This trail, including the out and back distance on a spur trail to a view point (blazed in red) is 1.2 miles long, and affords views of the large marsh and wetlands that eventually drain in Lake Winnipesaukee via Page Brook. Waterfowl may be seen in the marshes, and wildflowers abound upon this trail in summer, though it may have muddy sections in wet weather it is not recommended in spring.
For maps and more information about this property and other properties managed by the Meredith Conservation Commission, refer to their website at Meredith Conservation Commission.
Meredith Conservation Commission
5 Highland Street
Meredith, NH 03253
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