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Antrim, New Hampshire Map

Great hike but the reports of wasps at the summit are true so be careful.

I've hiked this a bunch of times and it's always great. The views up top are beautiful and you can be up and down pretty quickly. I would rate it moderate instead of easy.

Note: I hiked this on July 28 and was stung by an aggressive wasp at the summit. There have been other reports of people getting stung on the summit too. Be cautious, there must be a nest somewhere and they're stinging without provocation.

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

Really good workout! Great views. Watch for the yellow and/or red markers.

When the trail splits for bald mountain between uphill to the left or straight/Right, Right is much much shorter and you can still hit the other view points that way

We took the left which was much longer, not well maintained or marked very well in some places.

Easy short trail, Dog and 6 year old did fine

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.

Beautiful area. We used a GPS to get to the location and it brought us in from the all access road. DON'T recommend this (Blue marker trail is what we took in, over grown and not alot of markers). Thankfully we are avid hikers and managed to find our way to the actual trail. If you use a GPS to the parking lot it tells you that you have reached destination, go another half mile down the road to the boat landing area to enjoy this hike. Yellow/Red markers are much better and great views/hike.

short but rather steep, with a rewarding view from the ledges.

5 months ago

This is my fallback hike when short on time but need to get some quiet time in. Have had many restful times in the wind break overlooking the pond.

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

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.

6 months ago

Nice hike, interesting boulders at the beginning, great views of Willard Pond and beyond from two overlooks.

9 months ago

Beautiful, steep inclines nothing too hard, nobody was there. Trail gets shifty sometimes but not hard to get back on track. Views are worth the short distance and quick elevation

A great short hike with a decent view. Perfect for beginners and enjoyable for my experienced hikers as well. Love local little hikes like this one

Beautiful views from the 2 ledges. Very wet trail from the last 3 days of rain so care was needed in maneuvering the trail. Some blazes were missing so we had to backtrack a few times. Very steep in some parts. Great workout.

no dogs.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

I don't think this trail should be rated easy. Nonetheless this trail is great. Awesome views of the rolling hills and Willard Pond from the top. Beautiful stroll along the pond on the way back.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Hands down one of my favorites. Wish I still lived closer to this trail. It is a very interesting hike for footing as you have to keep focused to not trip on all the roots! There are many signs of beaver here as well. Also, the pond is great for kayaking if you want to do both and make a day of it.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Nice hike rewarding view of pond from cliffs. Also nice walk along it on the way out

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Hidden gem! I was certainly surprised by the wonderful views! Nice little hike!!

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.

Saturday, July 08, 2017

Parking can be challenging on a nice day since you're competing with the kayakers and swimmers at Willard Pond. There are great views at the top and a good, fairly flat rock outcropping to sit and relax. There are views to Crotched Mtn. and Nubanusit as well at Mt. Monadnock. The beauty is you can go swimming in Willard Pond afterwards; one of the cleanest ponds in the region.

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.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

We ran into some May flies, but a great trail. Only reason this is not a 5 rating is because the trail didn't keep going.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

I cannot recommend this place enough. Between the pond, the easy hike up bald mountain, and the wildlife it doesn't get much better!

paddle sports
Monday, June 08, 2015

Beautiful peaceful lake with great views of the mountains. There was a pair of looms nesting there and were fine with us watching from a safe distance. Also loads of dragonflies and various birds, including a heron and a king fisher. Seemed to be a great spot for kids to go swimming too. All in all great spot to hang out and enjoy nature.

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