Shieling Forest Trail is a hiking trail in Peterborough, New Hampshire. It is 0.6 miles long and begins at 822 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.2 miles with a total elevation gain of 310 feet. The Shieling state Forest Parking is near the trailhead.
Shieling Forest Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"A multifaceted, enjoyable walk through an intriguing range of sites with monolithic glacial boulders. Well-designed and easily walked, this varied trail winds through a forest with a broad range of fascinating sites for its relatively small acreage. The forest was donated to the state in 1980 by Elizabeth Yates McGreal, a prolific, well-known writer and resident of Peterborough for many years. The clearly marked trail was conceived for educational outings through inspiring woodland. It is a fine introduction for children to the variety of nature. In fact, one day we met two families we knew having a good time seeing the old trees, meandering Dunbar Brook, giant glacial erratic boulders, a rock quarry, a wildflower garden, and other sites."
--Julia Older & Steve Sherman, Nature Walks in Southern New Hampshire (Appalachian Mountain Club Books).
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