February 8, 2016

Local Hikes

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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.

The Peterborough Town Library has a good collection of local hiking guidebooks. Here are some of the ones that I consult regularly. See you out on the trails.

Ann Harrison

Ann Harrison is the Circulation Supervisor at the Peterborough Town Library


Recommended local hiking guidebooks at the Peterborough Town Library:

Hiking the Monadnock Region

The new hiking the Monadnock Region : 44 nature walks and day-hikes in the heart of New England

Southern New Hampshire trail guide : AMC’s comprehensive guide to hiking trails, featuring Monadnock, Cardigan, Kearsarge, Lakes region

Monadnock Region odysseys : hiking, paddling, cycling, observing

The adventures of Buffalo and Tough Cookie : a hiking journey of discovery through New Hampshire’s “52 With a View” mountain list

Wapack trail guide : includes map

Ted’s favorite hikes in southern New Hampshire

Nature walks in southern New Hampshire

 

 

 

 

 

 

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