Beaver Brook Nature Center, Trails & Gardens

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Beaver Brook Nature Center, Trails & Gardens is a 3.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Hollis, New Hampshire that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
265 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

cross country skiing

fishing

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wildlife

Beaver Brook offers 35 miles of trails accessed by 10 different trailheads. There are trails near rivers, ponds, streams, and small waterfalls. There are trails that range from easy to moderate as the elevation gain is not great on any of the trails. There are trails for hiking, snowshoeing

1 month ago

I loved this trail-it has something for most levels and an endless amount of trails to cover. We are not good at the map reading so we would have liked the markers to be a little bit clearer...other than that - super awesome!

Update-went again today and trails we took were for the most part, clear. Awesome day once again!

hiking
1 month ago

Very pleasant hike with a pond, a brook and a little bit of elevation,

2 months ago

Good hike. Use insect repellent, the bugs are bad. Not much to look at scenery wise but it was a good easy hike nonetheless. Trail was well marked.

4 months ago

Nice trail but quite dry during the summer. Lots of bugs - make sure to wear a hat, glasses and like sleeves!

hiking
4 months ago

The pond loop was great! Very easy to follow and nice views.

hiking
4 months ago

The trails were well maintained but the farther you got away from the 1st couple of trails the poorer the trails and intersections were marked, all kinds of things to take pictures of ie beaver lodges,flowers, and theirs also a decent amount of lady slipper flowers too.

9 months ago

Great place for light hiking and casual walks
Good views over meadows

walking
9 months ago

horseback riding
10 months ago

Our barn recently organized trail ride to Beaver Brook. With the assistance of the Association staff, we planned two 90-minute loops on well-groomed, multi-use trails. We lunched at picnic table at Brown Lane Barn that also has parking and a turn-around for trailers. You can also access water for the horses here and a port-o-potty for humans, however, check ahead of time to make sure the water is turned on OR bring your own for the horses. The Association prefers riders to clean up after their horses, however, we came from a distance and arranged to make a trail maintenance donation instead. There is no entrance fee. The trails are very diverse and our experienced riders and horses were able to walk, trot, canter and gallop during the ride. There are bridges and a few steep areas along the route which should be factored into your horses' preferences;)

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Beautiful pond and great hiking! Not a lot of people and plenty of opportunities for photos!

trail running
Sunday, September 10, 2017

pretty views somehow motivated me to go further and longer distance :)

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Good trail

horseback riding
Saturday, August 12, 2017

My friend and I brought our horses here for something new. It's beautiful and not crowded but the trails we went on were not good for horseback riding. The trails were rocky with lots of roots sticking out, very close trees that we barely fit through, and low tree branches. There were also some bridges that didn't seem safe for horses to cross. I would definitely go back with my dog and kids to hike but wouldn't go back to go horseback riding.

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Great time with our girls. Got a little lost... wish the trails were marked better.

hiking
Saturday, May 27, 2017

Great place!! The waterfall is right near the trail so it's not a far walk from the enterences!

hiking
Sunday, May 21, 2017

Short Easy hike today on the Beaver Brook Trail that parallels the water. Bridges are in great condition and almost completely dry in the normal muddy areas.

hiking
Thursday, April 27, 2017

My favorite trail to date since getting the All Trails app. Much less traveled than previous trails we've been on. Serene ponds, overlooks, woods..... just a very peaceful place once you get around to the other side of the big pond. There are several places with little benches next to the many ponds here that you could just sit in peace and listen to nature all around you. A recent rain made for some parts of the trail to be slightly muddy and a little water covered spots, but not impassible or flooded. Love this trail and will be back.

hiking
Saturday, April 22, 2017

walking
Saturday, February 25, 2017

hiking
Tuesday, November 01, 2016

me and my friends went last spring and the scenery was beautiful.. loved it!!!

hiking
Monday, October 17, 2016

A peaceful, well kept trail. Fun for all ages and plenty of paths to take to make the adventure as long or as short as you'd like. The area is great for photos from portraits, to scenic nature shots--especially during peak foliage season (late September - late October).

hiking
Thursday, September 15, 2016

A very beautiful trail system, set in solitude, with little to no road noise and long well maintained trails. Hands down the best trail system in southern NH!

Monday, August 08, 2016

Had a great day with the family! Nice hills and we'll groomed pathways! My dog loved it!

Monday, July 25, 2016

Family friendly

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Great walk!!! Some good altitude changes!

hiking
Monday, July 04, 2016

Really enjoyed this trail with my little 4 yet old hiker. The educational trails provided great information on the forest around us. Great trails for little hikers and easy to navigate.

hiking
Saturday, May 21, 2016

Beautiful!

hiking
Friday, May 20, 2016

Lovely

hiking
Friday, April 29, 2016

It was great! So many wonderful trails we wandered for over 3 hours!

Saturday, April 23, 2016

5 stars says it all!

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