Cooper Cedar Woods

New Durham
133 acres

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Trail information

Difficulty: Easy
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.

Recreational uses

hiking, snowshoeing, dog walking, nature exploration 

  • No wheeled vehicles
  • Please do not disturb plants, animals or cultural features. 
  • No camping or fires.
  • Carry out all trash.

What you'll find

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.


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N 43° 25' 21.47", W 71° 9' 12.50"
N 43° 25.358', W 71° 9.208'
N 43.42263°, W 71.15347°

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February 2013

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