LET'S HIKE PLAISTOW TOWN FOREST - PLAISTOW NH

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Trip dates: Sunday, May 2, 2021 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM

We'll hike about 4.5 miles exploring this wonderful forest that is tucked away in northwest Plaistow. The Plaistow Town Forest is adjacent to conservation land in Hampstead NH, which extends the hiking opportunities. Many large white pines populate this woodland, and the forest wraps around a heronry that provides a sharp contrast to the forest that surrounds it. The Great Blue Herons will have returned and begun nesting. Kelly Brook, which winds through the forest, is a clear and cool stream lined with hemlock trees. The Plaistow Town Forest is just over the border from Massachusetts border, and should be well worth the trip. From Rte. 495 North, take Exit 51B toward Plaistow NH. Follow Rte. 125 north for 3.5 miles, then take a left onto Rte. 121A. Follow Rte. 121A for about 2 miles where Plaistow Town Forest parking area will be on the left.

Directions:

From Rte. 495 North, take Exit 51B toward Plaistow NH. Follow Rte. 125 north for 3.5 miles, then take a left onto Rte. 121A. Follow Rte. 121A for about 2 miles where Plaistow Town Forest parking area will be on the left.

Trip details

Activity: 
Trip region: 
New Hampshire, Merrimack Valley
Trip state: 
NH
Leader: 
Richard Lombard rllombard2@gmail.com (978-394-9619)
Trip location: 
Plastow NH
Keywords: 
Plaistow NH Town Forest, Hampstead NH Conservation Land
Status: 
Open
Trip country: 
USA
Trip difficulty: 
Moderate - 4.5 miles hike through forest terrain

Audiences

Adults (18+)
Run until filled: 
No

Registration

Registration required: 
Yes

Fees

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Special types

Happenings: 
No
X Happenings: 
No
Volunteer: 
No
Instruction: 
No
First timers: 
Yes
Conservation: 
Yes
New members: 
Yes
Advance notice: 
No
Special notice: 
No
Creation date: 
2021-04-29 16:50:16.0
Last updated: 
2021-04-29 16:50:16.0