William H. Champlin, Jr. Forest

About the Property

As a community resource featuring woods, water, wildlife and high-quality farm soils, Champlin Forest has many significant and diverse conservation features. Half of the property consists of well-managed, productive woodlands, containing marketable timber along with a diversity of wildlife habitats, consisting of a field, varied woodland types, vernal pools and wetlands.

The property serves as the headwaters of and includes extensive frontage along Clark Brook and contributes to two nearby public water supplies. Remnants of a small-scale granite quarry dating to the mid-1800s, when stones were drilled and cut by hand, are evident as well.

Champlin Forest features a kiosk and parking area on Route 108, and hiking trails through field and forest.

NH Forest Explorer

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Trail Information

Multiple Trails

Difficulty: 
Easy
Round-trip Distance: 
2.00 miles
Trail Markings: 
Yellow Blazes

Trail Directions: 

All trails leave from the kiosk through the open field to the south. Please refer to the trail map for more information.  Trails are easy, flat or moderately sloped and marked with yellow blazes. The longest trail is a 2-mile roundtrip.

Property Details

A gift from Virginia S. Champlin of North Andover, Mass., in 2006, the property was named in honor of Mrs. Champlin's late husband, who took an active role and interest in the management of the land for forestry, wildlife, and recreational purposes. He also played a significant role in the current location of Skyhaven Airport, across Route 108 from the reservation.

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Rochester

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Directions

Champlin Forest is accessed from the parking area on the south side of Route 108 in Rochester, across from the Skyhaven Airport.  There is a property sign and kiosk in this location.  The parking area can accommodate approximately 20 cars, but it is not plowed in winter. 

Recreational Opportunities

  • Cross-country Skiing
  • Hiking Trails
  • Snowshoeing

Amenities

  • Kiosk
  • Parking area

Restrictions

  • 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

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