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Waukewan Highlands

The 178-acre Waukewan Highlands is an historic property managed by the Meredith Parks and Recreation Department.  It has three miles of hiking trails which pass through fields, forested hills, and around the original town reservoir.
Trail Activity
Walking Hiking Snowshoeing Ungroomed cross-country skiing
3.10 miles, Network
Easy, Moderate
Meredith (NH)
Packed Earth/Dirt, Grass/Meadow, Boardwalk/Bog Bridging
Permitted on leash


There are four popular hikes on this property:

White Trail:  This trail is 0.4 miles long and is a nice walk with fairly consistent terrain.  The trail includes an elevated boardwalk through a wetland.  Look for wildflowers in the spring and early summer.

Red Trail:  This is a moderate 0.6 mile hike.  The trail is fairly narrow with many natural obstacles such as roots, boulders, and seasonal streams.

Blue Trail:  This trail is 1.1 miles long and is the most challenging trail with several steep slopes.  Many obstacles are present on the trail such as stone walls and boulders.  A small clearing reveals a northerly mountain view from late fall to early spring when the leaves are off the trees.

Yellow Trail:  This trail is 1 mile of gradual terrain great for hiking and cross-country skiing.  The trail meanders through forest, stone walls, and an open reclaimed filed.  The field offers limited view of the white mountains.

Other Information

For maps and more information about this property including an interpretive trail description, as well as other properties in the town of Meredith, refer to their website at Meredith Conservation Commission.

Trail Manager

This trail is managed by Meredith Parks and Recreation and the Meredith Conservation Commission. For more information, please contact:

Meredith Conservation Commission

Meredith Conservation Commission
5 Highland Street
Meredith, NH 03253
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Meredith Parks and Recreation

Meredith Parks and Recreation
1 Circle Drive
Meredith, NH 03253
Phone: (603) 279-8197
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Trailhead Information

From Meredith Village:  From the intersection of Route 25 and Route 3 in downtown Meredith, follow Route 3 south (towards Laconia and Weirs Beach) for 1.3 miles.  At the roundabout, take the first exit onto Route 106 south (Parade Road).  Follow Route 106 for 0.8 miles to the parking area on the right.

From Laconia:  From the intersection of Church Street and Route 106 (North Main Street), follow Route 106 north for 7.4 miles to the parking area on the left (Route 106 becomes Parade Road in Meredith).

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