Great North Woods

April 27. 2011 12:19AM

Patrick Woodlot

Colebrook, NH
Acreage: 70 acres
Directions: From Colebrook, follow Rt. 3 North about 2 miles. Turn right on Piper Hill Rd., then in about 0.6 mile, turn right on Aldrich Rd. The property begins in about 900' on the left, just after a house and just before a wetland area.

Patrick Woodlot is managed for forest products and wildlife habitat.

Brundage Forest

Pittsburg, NH
Acreage: 238 acres
Directions: From Pittsburg, follow Rt. 3 N for 6 miles to First Connecticut Lake. From dam, continue 1 mile. Turn left onto second road opposite lake. Turn right in 600' onto property and park at gate.

Brundage Forest contains a natural area, Mud Pond (also known as Eagle Pond) and views of the great north woods. The Cohos Trail runs through the property.

Hurlbert Swamp

Stewartstown, NH
Acreage: 34 acres
Directions: From Colebrook, New Hampshire, take Route 145 North 9 miles. Just beyond Clarksville town line, turn left onto West Road. Travel 1.5 miles to a dirt road on the left at a small artificial pond. Follow this dirt road 1.1 miles to the preserve.

There's a good chance you'll find signs of moose, deer, bear, beaver or other wildlife at this exceptional 313-acre nothern white cedar swamp preserve. There are also several species of rare wildflowers.

The frozen ground in the winter makes for easier access, however, it is beautiful in all seasons. A one mile bog bridge trail was completed at the preserve during the spring of 1998.

Kauffmann Forest

Stark, NH
Acreage: 1672 acres
Directions: From Groveton, take Rt. 110 East to Stark. At village center, turn left. Pass through the covered bridge. Devil's Slide (part of the Kauffmann Forest) faces the village and overlooks it.

Kauffman Forest is best known for the Devil's Slide which overlooks the town of Stark and one of the most photographed covered bridges in the country, the Stark Bridge.

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