Cooper Cedar Woods
Round trip distance: 0.7 miles
Trail marking: Yellow blazes
The trail is a 2/3-mile, relatively flat loop that begins inside the property gate and is marked with yellow blazes. There are many sections of bog bridging to keep your feet dry, but this trail may be soggy in spring or during other periods of high rainfall.
hiking, snowshoeing, dog walking, nature exploration
A short trail skirts the edge of an Atlantic White Cedar Basin Swamp, which is a rare natural community. This community features very slow-growing cedar trees adapted to wet conditions and an assemblage of uncommon plants that depend on just this particular habitat to survive.
The entrance is on the south side of Route 11 between Depot Road and Tash Road. Look for the “Cooper Cedar Woods” property sign with the Forest Society logo on it. This entrance is not plowed for winter parking.
Coordinates: N 43° 25' 21.47", W 71° 9' 12.50"
Since 1901, the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests has worked to establish permanent conservation areas and promote the wise stewardship of private lands. Supported by 10,000 families and businesses, the Forest Society is the state’s oldest and largest non-profit land conservation organization. For more information, visit our main web page at www.forestsociety.org.