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Page Pond Community Forest

The 763-acre Page Pond and Forest, managed by the Meredith Conservation Commission, provides excellent hiking, snowshoeing, and wildlife viewing. Highlights include the historic Dudley Leavitt Cemetery, the 1840 Mill Dam, wetlands and active beaver ponds.  A two mile multi-use trail is suitable for cross country skiing (not groomed).  
Trail Activity
Length
8.3 miles, Network
Difficulty
Easy, Moderate
Town
Meredith (NH)
Surface
Packed Earth/Dirt, Boardwalk/Bog Bridging, Snow, Ungroomed
Pets
Permitted
Fees
No

Description

There are seven popular hikes in Page Pond Community Forest:

From the Quarry Road Trailhead:

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.

From the Barnard Ridge Road Trailhead:

Page Field Loop (Yellow Blazes):  An easy 0.8 mile walk with a short spur trail to an old homestead. The top of the hill provides a view of the Belknap Mountains.

Multi-Use Trail (White Blazes):  A 2.0 mile round trip loop that connects to the Page Pond Trail, the Beaver Pond Trail, and the Quarry Rd and Blueberry Hill Rd trailheads. The inner loop is a well-graded trail suitable for walking, skiing and snowshoeing, though  it does have some steep sections.

Other Information

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.

Trail Manager

Meredith Conservation Commission

Meredith Conservation Commission
5 Highland Street
Meredith, NH 03253
conservation@meredithnh.org
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Trailhead Information

Quarry Road Trailhead:  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 trailhead and kiosk (you will pass by Moulton Farm).

Barnard Ridge Road Trailhead:  From the intersection of Route 25 and Route 3 in downtown Meredith, follow Route 25 east (towards Center Harbor) for 0.9 miles and turn right onto Barnard Ridge Rd. Travel 0.9 miles on Barnard Ridge Rd to the trailhead on the left.

Trails are also accessible from Blueberry Hill Rd (no kiosk and limited parking).

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