Merrimack River Outdoor Education and Conservation Area, Les Clark Nature Trail is a 1.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Concord, NH that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible from March until October.
Three choices at trail head. The trail in the center leads to a bench by the marsh. From there you can view birds, blue heron. Take pictures. Or simply meditate or pray (weekdays). Not sure how busy (& noisy) it is on weekends. It was quiet and we were the only ones there midweek, late afternoon.
This is an easy trail with great views of the river!
Nice easy walk, beautiful! The spots to sit by the river are amazing.
Simple walk with a 17 month old baby. Very beautiful by the river.
This is an easy, enjoyable, level trail. It has trail markers and benches along the way. The trail is interesting as it meanders through a pine forest, an open meadow, continues beside the Merrimack River to a silver maple forest, a cove and a marsh.
I loved coming here in high school. The loop is easy and fun to do with friends.
My wife and I enjoyed this trail. It's an easy walk, clearly marked. It winds first down by the marsh. There's a nice platform bench there if you want to sit and talk or watch the blue heron and other birds (bring your camera). Then the trail continues back toward Hoit Rd. where you cross the road and go on the longest leg.
Several choices make for a hike of whatever time length you prefer.