Discover Southern New Hampshire Guide Book

by Jerry & Marcy Monkman (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)
Discover Southern New Hampshire  by Jerry & Marcy Monkman

304pp/photos/maps
ISBN: 1929173156

You hike, you bike, you paddle. So why buy three bulky guidebooks when you really only need one? This selective guide to the beautiful and varied terrain of southern NH details the best hikes, mountain-bike trails, and paddles for everyone from beginner hikers and experienced bikers to novice kayakers. From short, one-hour excursions to day-long adventures, this 3-in-1 guidebook leads you to the bare summit of Mount Monadnock, down the wooded bike trails of Bear Brook State Park, along the rocky shores of Portsmouth, and much more. Inside you'll find: more than 45 hiking, biking, and paddling trips; trip time, distance, and difficulty; detailed in-text maps; sidebars on natural history; quick-reference chart.

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Trails from the "Discover Southern New Hampshire" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 50.
... Preview: An easy hike to a large glacial erratic and good views of the wilderness in Pillsbury State Park. The 8,100 acres that make up Pillsbury State Park in Washington were once part of a bustling farming a ... From the guidebook "Discover Southern New Hampshire"
Washington, NH - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: A classic New Hampshire mountain bike ride on single-track and old woods roads. With more than 40 miles of trails, Bear Brook State Park in Allenstown is one of the best places to ride in New Hampshir ... From the guidebook "Discover Southern New Hampshire"
Allenstown, NH - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 12
... Preview: A ride through beautiful forests on old woods roads and exciting single-track. Beaver Brook is a small stream in Hollis that flows into the Nissitissit River near the Massachusetts border. The Beaver ... From the guidebook "Discover Southern New Hampshire"
Hollis, NH - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 7.3
... Preview: A strenuous peak-bagger’s adventure that visits nine peaks in the Belknap Range. The Belknap Range is an L-shaped string of small peaks that rise 1,800 feet to the west from the southwestern shore of ... From the guidebook "Discover Southern New Hampshire"
Glendale, NH - Hiking - Trail Length: 11.7
... Preview: A long ride on easy country roads and challenging double-track bordered by old stone walls. This ride makes a long circumnavigation of Blue Job Mountain, one of the few peaks in southeastern New Hamps ... From the guidebook "Discover Southern New Hampshire"
Farmington, NH - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 14
... Preview: A short, steep climb to excellent mountain views. Bog Mountain is a stop along the Sunapee-Ragged-Kearsarge Greenway, an 80-mile collection of trails that forms a loop from Newbury Harbor on Lake Suna ... From the guidebook "Discover Southern New Hampshire"
Wilmot, NH - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.2
... Preview: A flatwater paddle past farms and wooded hillsides on New England’s largest river. The Connecticut River is New England’s longest, flowing more than 400 miles from New Hampshire’s border with Quebec t ... From the guidebook "Discover Southern New Hampshire"
Orford, NH - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 13.5
... Preview: An easy half-day paddle through the New Hampshire countryside. The Contoocook is one of New Hampshire's high-volume rivers, beginning near the Massachusetts border in Jaffrey and flowing north to ente ... From the guidebook "Discover Southern New Hampshire"
Jaffrey, NH - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 7
... Preview: Turtles, frogs, ducks, and lily pads are common sights on this short, easy paddle. Small, shallow Copps Pond is the perfect choice if you are looking for a short paddle in the Lakes Region away from b ... From the guidebook "Discover Southern New Hampshire"
Moultonborough, NH - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 1.5
... Preview: A strenuous climb to spectacular views of the White Mountains and Lakes Region. Rising from the eastern shore of Squam Lake in Moultonborough, Red Hill and the fire tower at its summit are excellent v ... From the guidebook "Discover Southern New Hampshire"
Center Harbor, NH - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.2
... Preview: A short, fun ride that includes a visit to a virgin hemlock forest. Fox State Forest in Hillsboro protects almost 1,500 acres of forest that includes 22 miles of trails for hiking and biking. The fore ... From the guidebook "Discover Southern New Hampshire"
Hillsboro, NH - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 3.4
... Preview: A half-day paddle among pine-covered islands and wildlife-filled coves. Grafton Pond is one of those gems where you can spend as much time as you like exploring nooks and crannies or sunning yourself ... From the guidebook "Discover Southern New Hampshire"
Enfield Center, NH - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: A paddle along wooded shorelines and marshes with excellent wildlife-watching opportunities. While Great Bay is more than 13 miles upstream from the Atlantic Ocean, it is highly influenced by the chan ... From the guidebook "Discover Southern New Hampshire"
Newmarket, NH - Sea Kayaking
... Preview: An easy hike through scenic wildlife habitat near Pawtuckaway State Park. The Great Brook Trail in Deerfield is a perfect example of how local residents can use creative means to protect wild places. ... From the guidebook "Discover Southern New Hampshire"
Deerfield, NH - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.2
... Preview: An interesting paddle among bogs, beavers, birds, and good views of Mount Monadnock. Hubbard Pond is the least developed of the numerous ponds and lakes in the area around the southern New Hampshire t ... From the guidebook "Discover Southern New Hampshire"
Jaffrey, NH - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 3.5
... Preview: A diverse paddle on the longest river on the New Hampshire seacoast. During the course of its 60 mile journey from Northwood to Newmarket, the Lamprey changes from a small rocky stream to a large tida ... From the guidebook "Discover Southern New Hampshire"
Epping, NH - Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 7
... Preview: An interesting woods walk through a rhododendron grove and good moose habitat. Rhododendron State Park in Fitzwilliam was established in the early twentieth century to protect one of the largest rhodo ... From the guidebook "Discover Southern New Hampshire"
Fitzwilliam, NH - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.4
... Preview: A flatwater lake paddle followed by some easy Class II that is runnable throughout the summer. The lower section of the Winnipesaukee River in Tilton is a relatively easy Class II paddle. While this ... From the guidebook "Discover Southern New Hampshire"
Tilton, NH - Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 4.5
... Preview: Manning Lake is relatively small at 200 acres, making it more an afternoon or early-morning adventure than an all-day paddle, but it is the perfect antidote to the frenzy of summer on nearby Lake Winn ... From the guidebook "Discover Southern New Hampshire"
Alton, NH - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 2.5
... Preview: An easy summer paddle on one of New Hampshire’s best-known and largest rivers. The Merrimack River is born in Franklin at the confluence of the Pemigewasset and Winnipesaukee Rivers. It is best known ... From the guidebook "Discover Southern New Hampshire"
Franklin, NH - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 18