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hiking
14 days ago

Nice trail cool stream an ponds

Nice short hike and trail - well marked and seemingly lots of trail options. We scared up a Herron (and it startled us) or some other large bird in the brook that the trail follows.
I will say it's not easy to find trailhead if you haven't been there before. We drove past the turn twice and wouldn't have found it without this app. Wish I had brought the SUV instead of the Prius to make the turn into the parking lot but the Prius made it into the parking lot fine. We may not have entered front the best trailhead I'm not sure.

hiking
7 months ago

Love this trail. 1 mile, end to end, easy, clean, quite, no motorized vehicle. A pleasure to walk.

8 months ago

Awesome hike! Dog friendly

Love this trail!

hiking
2 years ago

scenic driving
2 years ago

Spent a few of my teenage years cruising up and down Connecticut river via Vt and NH routes 12, 10 and 5; however, some of the most beautiful sunrises and sunsets were in my hometown of Charlestown, a very special town with a rich history.

hiking
2 years ago

This is a great area for light nature walking for all ages. A few things to know; plenty of parking, and if that one is full theres another one a quarter of a mile up the road on the same side but parking there is limited and far less busy That trailhead is my preference and is a small pulloff that dips down steeply to a flat gated area, pull in only as far as your vehicle will permit and use caution when reversing back to the road. At the first reservoir, don't bother crossing the damn, you will find yourself with wet feet and the realization that there is no trail at the end of it. If you bear right at the first reservoir and proceed across a wide footbridge to the second one, adorned with an old brick pumphouse, bear left at the junction and follow the CedaT signs to do a loop or continue straight to loop in the opposite direction. In that fashion you will want bear left and the second junction, and if you find yourself crossing the wooden, narrow, elevated footbridge, your nearly back to the main way point near the road.