Heron Point Sactuary Loop Trail is a 1.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Newmarket, New Hampshire that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, bird watching, and fishing and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length1.2 miElevation gain91 ftRoute typeLoop
Dogs on leashkid friendlyFishingHikingWalkingBird watchingForestRiverWaterfallWildlife
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You may try to park in the municipal lot on Bay Road and walk to the Heron Point Estates Cooperative.

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Keith Patterson
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HikingGreat!Off trailSnow

Short trail yet plenty of off trail opportunities. Great views too

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Lindsay Ruggles
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Lindsay Ruggles
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Jon Humphreys
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Stiles Zuschlag
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Hiking

Cute and fun! Small and good for an evening walk

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Jack Harvey
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Hiking

Nice and easy walk with my boys and dog. Parking is open down a dirt road.

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Chelsea Ramsdell
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HikingBugs

Not a very long hike! Just a little over a mile. Great river views though

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Danielle Mooney
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WalkingMuddyOff trail

Accessible by car, parking lot at end of drive past gate. Opened 8 AM to 8 PM. Dogs on leash, water access in woods or off decks.

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Kim Raines
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Hiking

Parking is not well marked, so drive the dirt road at the is to find trail head and parking. After that, a lovely viewing area with decks and wooden walkway. Follow orange markers after that for a very pretty walk in the woods. Lots of boulders and a few overlooks. Very easy.

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Eileen Kennedy
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Hiking

Very nice views and easy. Just follow the red tags on the trees to stay on the path. Parking area was open March 28.

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Jessica D
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Untraveled since the last snowfall. Quiet. Great water views along the river. Lookouts. Sunset.

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Sharon M
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HikingBugs

Beautiful spot along the river and then into the woods. Lots to explore along the way. Nice spots to stop if you bring a lunch. I found the trail to be clearly marked except near the end but the map led us where we needed to go. I also think the parking is open now, at least the gate was open and it looked like you can drive down to the trail head.

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Emily Goulas
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Flash moll
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Hiking

Short trail along river. Nice place to have a picnic lunch.

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Kendra Pierce
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Hiking

There was a nice platform to sit and eat lunch on but the trails are tiny with not much reward. Don’t expect to spend too much time here.

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Dawn Garstka
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Hiking

no parking

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Dale Jones
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large deck with great views of restored Mills along the merge of the Lamprey River and Great Bay. Parking lot has reopened. Gate open from dawn to dusk. Nice loop for dog walks.

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June Gordon
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no parking must walk in from bay rd

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Dale Jones
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Hiking

a local gem. lack of vehicle access to parking area makes this inaccessible to disabled visitors

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Kelly Langan
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Couldn't park. No parking anywhere near the trail

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David Nitchman
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Hiking

Nice trail along the river. There are some large boulders (house sized) to scramble on.

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Haley Lineham
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Walking

I love the platform, and as others have said, it is the perfect place for a picnic. Beautiful views of the river and the mill buildings. However, I've never been able to find an established trail more than a quarter mile long. Although there is a map at the "trail" head, it is not well marked and established trails simply seem non existent.

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Linda Brockelbank
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Walking

Good place to walk in and have a picnic

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Kelly Mclean
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Hiking

Nice spot with a nice view. You don't have to walk anywhere to see the waterfall, theres a platform right where you park. The trails are by the river and not difficult. You can walk down by the water but its a little steep to get down and very muddy. Nice short little walk for a nice day

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Bonnie Rose
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Bird watching
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Some parts of the trail may be handicap accessible. Nice views of an old mill and its water fall. Both trails and boardwalks.

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