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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.
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 DocumentsWebsite: Silvio O. Conte Refuge
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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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