Explore the most popular kid friendly trails near Peterborough with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Great easy hike, on a clear day you can actually see the tall buildings in Boston from the top of the fire tower.

Hiked this trail yesterday - limited parking. Moderate hike - great views. Clivus Multrum toilets, fire Tower & small refreshment/shop at top with bubbler for water on side of shop.

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8 months ago

Nice trail on a road it is easy with a few hills. Just before you get to the water there are snowmobile trails you can follow in the woods, they are a little more challenging. my golden retriever loves it, specially any trail that ends in water.

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9 months ago

Beautiful stream with a couple of small falls. Pretty forest trail. Some parts along the stream are very slippery and require proper footwear and caution.

Nice loop around the lake. Nothing too challenging.

great hike short but sweet. not too difficult

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10 months ago

Great trail, well maintained. Pretty steep in some parts, but great challenge. the views at the top are amazing.

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

What a great hike! Some parts are harder than others but all in all super fun :-)

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Easy short trail.

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

kind of steep, but good on the way up.

Sunday, July 02, 2017

Nice trail. The kids did very well and enjoyed reaching the top. If they get too tired or weather starts looking off, there is a road trail to take the family back down. Will return!

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Monday, November 07, 2016

Well marked and maintained trail. Fall leaves and sections of rough angled rocks required caution for someone my age (over 70). All in all a nice experience. Nice views, Fall colors at the summit were very nice. Came down the auto road due to comments above and leg fatigue. Still pretty hard on knees.

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Friday, October 21, 2016

Nice leisurely trail. Not too crowded. Scenic view at top.

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Friday, October 14, 2016

Very nice; my dog and I both enjoyed it. A little confusing without marked trails but a nice pond near the trailhead and lots of stone walls and a stone causeway over running water. As we returned to the trailhead a flock of geese landed on the pond. What a treat!

Saturday, July 02, 2016

Enjoyed this trail that leads me to my best friends home in Dublin. My dog and I have had it all to ourselves several times.
Remember bug spray!

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Sunday, June 19, 2016

A good and more casual hike compared to the alternate route on the Wapack Trail.

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Monday, April 18, 2016

I am a beginner and this was only my fourth time hiking but I found this trail to be fairly easy. There was a little scrambling but nothing too difficult. This is a good trail for families and children. There's also a paved road, good for bikers or if you don't want to climb back down. The view is nice from the top.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Very nice hike only takes an hour or two

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Monday, November 10, 2014

Much busier than the Wapack trail and thus very muddy, I used the trail as a loop to return from the summit, ascended the Wapack trail.

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Thursday, July 26, 2012

As a newer hiker exploring a variety of trails, I really enjoyed this hike. I found the trail to be easy to follow, although, I would have preferred a few more trail markers, but we never lost the trail. The trail is easily navigated for the most part. There were a couple of rock scrambles, but again nothing to difficult, more fun than difficult.

The views at the top were certainly well worth the effort of the climb! There is a picnic table at the top with a great view. We enjoyed lunch at the top chatting and just enjoying the scenery.

I would recommend this to anyone looking for a beginner hike or just a short afternoon hike with a great payoff! Will definitely climb this one again! It's on our short list of favorites. Enjoy!

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Monday, July 23, 2012

The trail begins with a small incline to the top of a ridge and then descends into a small swampy area. The climb stays gradually for the next tenth of a mile where it begins to ascends moderately again. The trail then heads down to a brook and gradually climbs from the brook. The trail picks up intensity when it hits a a small scramble up a number of rocks which then leads to a second longer scramble with semi-open views to the west. This area is not quite steep or exposed enough to be class 2 but the footing on this section is not good so use caution. The trail then alternates between moderate and steep pitch.

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on Marion Davis Trail

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