So many hikes within minutes of Peterborough!
My husband – Peter and I love to hike and snowshoe on the various trails around Peterborough. We even volunteer to maintain trails at the Harris Center in Hancock, Pack Monadnock (Miller State Park) in Peterborough/Temple and Mount Monadnock in Jaffrey.
This involves walking the trails regularly (usually monthly) and clearing any branches or trees that have fallen on the trail. We also check the blazes to make sure they are visible in the winter when you can’t see the trail on the ground. We pick up any litter and clip stray branches that may have grown into in the trail.
I also love maps and frequently consult my hiking guide book collection to pick out a trail to walk on.
A wonderful resource that the Peterborough Conservation Commission recently published is a new Trail Guide. This guide lists 14 public trails that are all in Peterborough. This guide is available at the Peterborough Town House and at the Peterborough Town Library. Their website peterboroughopenspace.org also has a list of all the trails in the guide with links to trail maps.
Ann Harrison is the Circulation Supervisor at the Peterborough Town Library
Recommended local hiking guidebooks at the Peterborough Town Library: