There are two things I absolutely love about Peverly Pond loop trail - it's short enough for my two year old to walk without being carried and it's entirely on a boardwalk. What's more, this little 0.4 mile loop offers water views of the Great Bay National Wildlife Refuge and has a large, free parking lot. It's perfect for a quick jaunt through the woods, quick family walk, or a stroll with the stroller.
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Adventure: Peverly Pond Loop Trail
Getting There: The trail is located at the end of Arboretum Drive in Newington, NH. To get there from Dover area, I take 16 south to exit 3 toward route 3. At the roundabout, go straight to get on Arboretum Drive. Take this road 2 miles until it ends at the parking lot. The trailhead is well signed next to the restrooms.
Trail: This flat, wide trail is a boardwalk loop. It offers views of the pond - look for turtles and great blue herons, as well as meandering through the forest.
Difficulty: Easy! This trail is also stroller and wheelchair friendly.
Distance: 0.4 mile loop
- The trail can be buggy in late spring and early summer. Pack bug spray.
- No dogs allowed on this trail - leave them at home.
- Although there are public bathrooms available at the trailhead, at the time this post was written COVID 19 precautions have temporarily closed them.
- The refuge is open dawn to dusk.
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