McCabe Forest is best accessed from the parking area on the east side of Route 202, about a mile north of the center of Antrim. The parking area can accommodate approximately eight cars, but it may not be plowed in winter.
About the Property
Two miles of hiking trails wind through upland pine-oak-hemlock forests, fields, old orchards, and silver maple floodplain forest along the Contoocook River. The terrain is relatively flat. Because of the wide variety of habitats, wildlife observation opportunities are excellent at McCabe Forest.
From the parking area on Route 202, the trail loops easterly toward the Contoocook River and two portions of the trail run along the banks of the river. This is slow moving water, home to warm water fish. Be forewarned that in the warm seasons, the wetlands and marshes on the McCabe Forest are known for breeding healthy populations of fish food….mosquitoes, and go prepared with your favorite insect repellant.
Please see our Visitor Use Guidelines page for a complete list of rules and regulations for Forest Society reservations.
Trails (two miles)
There are more than two miles of trails at McCabe Forest. Several different walking loops are possible, with the longest at 1.7 miles long. All trails are marked with yellow blazes. The terrain is relatively flat, but some areas (especially along the Contoocook River) may be muddy during wetter times of the year.
Recommended Properties Nearby
McCabe Forest is best accessed from the parking area on the east side of Route 202, about a mile north of the center of Antrim. There is a property sign and kiosk in this location. The parking area can accommodate approximately eight cars. Winter Access: The parking at this property is not plowed during winter.
- Cross-country Skiing
- Great Views
- Hiking Trails
- Parking area
- Trail markers
- No wheeled vehicles (including Bicycles)
- No Motorized wheeled vehicles (ATVs, trucks, dirt bikes)
- No Camping
- No Fires
- Carry in, Carry out all trash
- Do not disturb plants, animals, or cultural features