Open Spaces In The Nashua, NH Area

There are many open spaces in Nashua and its surrounding areas where one can enjoy hiking, biking, and other outdoor activities. The purpose of this web site is to be a guide to exploring your open spaces. Here you will find information on trails, trail heads, conservation lands as well as links to maps, directions, and additional details.

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Some Of Our Favorite Sites

  • Pond Parish Town Forest, Amherst, NH
    This 173 acre site has easy walking well-marked trails. Parish Pond is formed by a beaver dam at the south end. We observed deer, otters, and a Blue Heron during our visit.
  • Dunstable Rural Land Trust Wildlife Refuge, Dunstable, MA
    This 350 acre wildlife area offers mostly wide, level trails through meadows, woodlands, and around ponds. A very nice place for a quiet leisurely walk.
  • Monson Center, Hollis, NH
    Monson Center, 1737-1770, is the site of the earliest inland settlement in NH. It covers over 300 acres with miles of trails. Cellar holes of former residences are marked along with the history of the families that lived there.
  • Horse Hill Nature Preserve, Merrimack, NH
    Miles of well marked trails through 563 acres of forests and wetlands.
  • Purgatory Watershed, Mont Vernon, NH
    This 248 acre conservation area has about 7 miles of trails. Most of the trails are rough but well marked. Points of interest include a half-mile rocky gorge and Upper, Middle, and Lower Purgatory Falls.

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Open Space Guide

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Map Types

The map display consists of three maps served by Google Maps; Satellite, Terrain, and a Street Map.

Mapped Trails

Some trails have been overlaid onto the map and are shown as red lines. Please note that not all trails have been mapped.

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About This Site

My wife and I like to get out for an afternoon walk and explore open spaces. When we first started walking together, we knew of only a few places in the Nashua area, and were frustrated at the difficulty of finding others. Over time we've discovered many more and decided to start this web site to share the information. This is an ongoing project. More trail sites, information, photos, and features will be added periodically.

Please respect private lands, and carry out what you carry in.

Last updated: Monday, Oct 23, 2017