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Phillips Memorial Preserve

Easy one mile loop with pond-side views.
Trail Activity
1.4 miles, Network
New London (NH)
Packed Earth/Dirt


This trail is on a wooded hillside between Goosehole Pond and Otter Pond. Trail highlights include a notable view of Mount Sunapee and Lake Sunapee and access to Otter Pond. The trail at the Phillips Memorial Preserve leaves from the parking area and follows along the edge of the preserve property, climbs by an old quarry, then reaches the top of the hill. Beautiful views of Lake Sunapee are seen from the trail as you head down toward Otter Pond. At the trail intersection toward the bottom of the hill, a right turn brings you to the edge of the pond and left turn goes back to the parking area. The outer loop trail is just under a mile in length. A forestry project was completed here in 2013 and a forestry cover map was prepared.

Trail Manager

More information is available on the New London Conservation Commission website. For inquiries about this trail, please contact:

New London Conservation Commission

New London Conservation Commission
New London Town Offices
375 Main Street
New London, NH 03257
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Trail Tips

Plan Ahead and Prepare
Be prepared for emergencies. Pack extra clothing, food, and water and also a flashlight, first aid and repair kit, matches/fire starters, whistle, signaling mirror, and pocket knife.
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Trailhead Information

From downtown New London, head northwest on NH-114. Turn left onto Newport Road and continue for 2.3 miles (including through a traffic circle). Turn right onto Otterville Road. After 0.8 miles, turn right again onto Goose Hole Road. Parking is along the eastern side of the road after 0.3 miles. 

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