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.
  • Pulpit Rock Conservation Area, Bedford, NH
    Over 3 miles of well marked trails through 200 woodland acres. The area gets its name from a large granite outcrop overlooking a 40 foot deep pothole. The pothole was carved by melt water from receding glaciers.
  • 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.
  • Benson Park, Hudson, NH
    This 168 acre park is the site of the former Benson's Wild Animal Farm. The park was opened to the public in 2010. It has picnic tables and over four miles of well marked trails.
  • Nissitissit River WMA, Pepperell, MA
    The Nissitissit WMA and adjacent Nissitissit Meadows make up 863 wooded acres with over 8 miles of easy walking trails. The Nissitissit River is stocked with trout. Fly fishing only, catch and release.

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Open Space Guide

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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, Dec 11, 2017