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New Hampshire

Little Cherry Pond Trail

photo: Wildlife watching at Little Cherry Pond

Length: 1.00 miles
Loop Trail? No
Type: Backcountry, Nature Trail
Agency: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

Allowed Uses:

Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Wildlife Observation

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Location: Pondicherry Division of Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge
State(s): New Hampshire
Counties: Coos
Longitude: -71.52437
Latitude: 44.38163

Driving Directions

near Whitefield, NH

Description

The Little Cherry Pond Trail begins on an ice push rampart at the edge of Cherry Pond, a 100-acre pond teeming with wildlife and offering spectacular views of the Presidential Range of the White Mountains. At the end of the trail at Little Cherry Pond, there is a viewing platform where moose, beaver, otter, waterfowl, and osprey are often seen. The Little Cherry Pond provides a fascinating walk through the heart of the Silvio O. Conte National Wildlife Refuge. It winds through six different forest communities including black spruce, tamarack, balsam fir, aspen, and Black Spruce-Tamarack Boreal Bog.

Additional Details

Width: 18 inches.
Primary Surface: Soil
Secondary Surface: Soil

Average Grade: 3%
Maximum Grade: 5%
Elevation Low Point: 1,110
Elevation High Point: 1,120
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:
2006

Supporting Webpages and Documents

Website: Silvio O. Conte Refuge

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Information Contact:
Barry Parrish
Silvio O. Conte National NFWR
103 East Plumtree Road
Sunderland, MA 01375
(413) 548-8002
[email protected]
http://www.fws.gov/r5soc/index.html

Trail Management:
Barry Parrish
US Fish and Wildlife Service
103 East Plumtree Road
Sunderland, MA 01375
(413) 548-8002
[email protected]
http://www.fws.goc/r5soc

 

Photos

trail sign. Photo by Janie Walker.

trail sign. Photo by Janie Walker.

Part of the trail. Photo by Janie Walker.

Part of the trail. Photo by Janie Walker.

 

On the way to the trailhead. Photo by Janie Walker.

On the way to the trailhead. Photo by Janie Walker.

View from Cherry Pond. Photo by Janie Walker.

View from Cherry Pond. Photo by Janie Walker.

Reviews

Little Cherry Pond +

This is a pretty standard trail that leads to a large pond with beautiful views. The location of this trail is within the Pondicherry Wildlife Refuge (NH), and you have to walk 1.5 miles of the Presidential Rail Trail (from Airport Road of Route 115) and then along a historic railway to get to the trailhead. Gorgeous views surround you while you make your way to the trailhead (once you reach those rail tracks). Note - most of the rail trail is just a straight trail that seems to go on forever with no views. Be patient and keep walking. Your walking will pay off, promise, once you reach the viewing platform and/or rail tracks.

The five-star rating is for the view not just at Little Cherry Pond, but on the way to get to the trailhead (once at and past the viewing platform). Also, this is a bird-watcher's paradise.

July 24, 2021

 

 

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