Fourth Connecticut Lake Preserve Trail is a 2.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Pittsburg, NH that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.
The 1.7-mile loop trail starts west of the parking lot next to the border crossing station. The first half mile is steep, rocky, and wet in sections before it turns left and drops down to the shore of the Lake. Upon reaching the water, turn either right or left to follow the loop trail around the Lake. At the southern end of the pond, you'll cross a small stream that marks the very beginning of the Connecticut River! Continuing around the pond will bring you full circle back to the main trail leading back to US 3. This Preserve is managed by The Nature Conservancy in New Hampshire, and is an excellent place for walking and observing wildlife. Camping, fires, pets, or wheeled vehicles are not permitted on the Preserve. For a trail map and more information, visit: http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/unitedstates/newhampshire/places-preserves/fourthlakepreserve.pdf.