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Sunapee Ragged Kearsarge Greenway (New London-Wilmot Section)

The New London-Wilmot Section of the 75-Mile Sunapee Ragged Kearsage Greenway follows multiple brooks through New London's forests
Trail Activity
Length
14.3 miles, Network
Difficulty
Moderate, Advanced
Towns
New London (NH), Springfield (NH), Wilmot (NH)
Surface
Packed Earth/Dirt, Rock/Ledge
Pets
Permitted
Fees
No

Description

The Sunapee Ragged Kearsage Greenway overlaps with many other New London Conservation Commission Trails. The SRKG is clearly marked by white trapezoids, including where it follows portions of New London Conservation Commission Trails, which have their own round red blazes.

From the west, the trail drops to Kidder Brook, climbs and crosses a ridge to the source of Great Brook, then descends along Great Brook to near the northwest end of Pleasant Lake in New London. The SRKG then follows the Wolf Tree Trail, parts of the Webb Forest Interpretive Trail and the White Pine Trail, and goes through a mixture of well-developed wooded paths and woods logging roads, with two uphill sections. From an elevation of approximately 800 ft. at Pleasant Lake, the trail rises to 1500 ft., and then drops to 1200 ft. at US 4A. From US-4A the SRKG gores through a mixture of well-developed wooded trails and woods-logging roads with one uphill section. From an elevation of approximately 1200 ft. at NH Route 4A it rises up to 1800 ft. at the summit of Bog Mountain and finishes at 900 ft. elevation in Wilmot Center. Deer, turkeys, bears and moose have been seen by hikers on this trail.

Other Information

The SRK Greenway is a 75-mile loop of hiking trails in central New Hampshire. The Greenway Trail System circles the Lake Sunapee area and connects Sunapee, Ragged, and Kearsarge Mountains. Find out more here. 

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
nl_nhcc@yahoo.com
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Trailhead Information

Western SRKG Trailhead

From downtown New London, head northwest on NH-114 for 6 miles. Park on the right, nearly opposite where the Protectworth Trail from Baptist Pond and Stoney Brook Road emerges.

 

Pingree Road Trailhead

From downtown New London, head northeast on Pleasant Street. After 1.8 miles, take a slight left on Pingree Road. Parking is on the left after 0.5 miles. Follow the Pingree Connector to the SRKG.

 

Lakeshore Drive Trailhead

From downtown New London, head northeast on Pleasant Street for 1.9 miles. At 1.8 miles, Pleasant Street becomes Lakeshore Drive. Parking is at the New London Conservation Commission Parking Lot.  

 

Route 4A Trailhead

From downtown New London, head southeast on NH-114. Turn left on NH-11. After 1.1 miles, turn left on Elkins Road. Go 3.2 miles. Turn left on Bunker Hill Road. At the T-intersection, turn left on NH-4A. Parking is at the intersection of Schoolhouse Road at NH-4A after 2.4 miles.

 

Eastern SRKG Trailhead

Park at the Wilmot Public Library on North Wilmot Road in Wilmot. The Trailhead is up North Wilmot Road just before the intersection with Pinnacle Road.

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