Center Harbor Woods (Center Harbor and Moultonborough)

In between Lake Winnipesaukee and Squam Lake, lives Center Harbor Woods, a 224-acre scenic, natural, and recreational area. The land was conserved in 2010 through a unique collaboration of three conservation partners – LRCT, which owns the land, and the Squam Lakes Conservation Society (SLCS) and the Town of Center Harbor, which hold the conservation easement.

The forests and wetlands of Center Harbor Woods provide significant wildlife habitat. Moose, bear, and deer are known to inhabit the area and the four-toed salamander has been documented here – the first time in central New Hampshire! The property contains a network of trails available for four-season use that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. Center Harbor Woods connects to LRCT’s 121-acre Pine Hill Conservation Area and NH Audubon’s 47-acre Proctor Sanctuary. Together these properties provide almost 400 acres of conservation land.


Trail Map


Parking & Directions

All parking areas are open from dawn to dusk, and are always free and open to the public.

Center Harbor Neck Rd. Trailhead or LRCT Headquarters:

  • From Route 25 in Center Harbor:
    • Take Plymouth St. or Main St. to the fountain at the Main St.-Route 25B intersection
    • Turn right on Route 25B and continue for ~0.9 miles
    • Turn right on C.H. Neck Rd. and continue for ~1.0 mile to the trailhead on the right
    • LRCT Headquarters is on Route 25B, on the right halfway up the hill from the fountain
  • From the junction of US Route 3 and NH Route 25B between Meredith and Holderness:
    • Take Route 25B east for ~2.2 miles
    • Turn left on CH Neck Rd. and continue for ~1.0 mile to the trailhead on the right
    • LRCT Headquarters is on Route 25B, on the left ~0.3 miles beyond C.H. Neck Rd

High Haith Rd. Trailhead:

  • From Route 25 in Center Harbor:
    • Take Bean Rd. north toward Center Sandwich for ~1.3 miles
    • Turn left on High Haith Rd. and continue for ~0.5 miles to the trailhead on the left

Please respect the private property of our neighbors. Thank you