Loverens Mill Cedar Swamp Trail

EASY 14 reviews

Loverens Mill Cedar Swamp Trail is a 2.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Antrim, New Hampshire that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

2.7 miles
131 feet

kid friendly



nature trips






wild flowers



no dogs

This trail provides access to the Atlantic white cedar swamp, views of the Contoocook River and wetlands, and views of northern hills on the adjacent Peirce Reservation. There is a boardwalk that extends 200 feet into the heart of the swamp-please do not step off the boardwalk! This reserve is managed by The Nature Conservancy in New Hampshire, and is an excellent place for walking, fishing, and observing wildlife. Camping, fires, pets, or wheeled vehicles are not permitted on the preserve.

1 month ago

Trail is lightly used and in great condition. There were a couple of places where there were trees down across the trail. Pretty views of the river and cedar swamp. Very nice thrush songs while we were hiking.

3 months ago

The actual swamp preserve trail is marked no dogs, so i walked the other trail.
Theres a nice waterfall at the start of the trail, other than that its simply a walk in the woods with lots of dragonflies about.
Not great. Not terrible.
Next time, long pants and no dogs.

5 months ago

just did in april all snow but cant wait to trail run this one !!

6 months ago

Nice walk in the woods. Trail marked well. Not much in the way of views but peaceful with babbling brook and rushing river. Winding path with some rolling terrain, challenging enough to be a workout when cutting the trail with snowshoes.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Plenty to see here!! Between the old Mill site and wetlands Loverens Mill Cedar Swap Preserve is worth a visit. However, In the current state the trails are in, I would not advertise them as easy. If the trails were maintained a it better I would have given this a 4.

Monday, July 17, 2017

I am sure this place is a beauty in the winter. However, we went today and the first stretch of the path was wildly overgrown. We missed the trail marker (which is on the right about 1/4 of a mile in) - it easy to miss. The last 75 feet of the boardwalk were overrun with swamp water. We are pretty easy going, but after a haul up a completely unkempt (hip height grass and shrubs...) path with four toddlers in tow, missing the sign for the trail, and sinking 1 foot into the swamp while crossing the boardwalk, we decided to turn around. The Nature Conservancy should revisit this one and get the preliminary path cleared up and the boardwalk repaired. It just needs some maintenance. For those willing to trod through the tall grass and shrubs, bring heavy duty bug spray and pants to keep the ticks away.

Sunday, April 09, 2017

I love this trail. Beautiful stretch along the North Branch of the Contoocook River. And the boardwalk into the ancient Cedar Swamp is pretty magical. Also great for winter snowshoeing.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

beautiful in the winter. bring your snowshoes.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Great Trail with lots of sights along the way. Huge boulders, mushrooms galore, the Contoocook river, Beaver dams, waterfalls. Easy hike with minimal elevation.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Easy trail, well marked and its beautiful along the water.

10 months ago

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