Red Hill River Conservation Area (Sandwich)

Red Hill River Conservation Area provides a scenic woodland and wetland complex for passive public recreation and contributes significantly to the area’s water quality and wildlife communities. The Red Hill River and its tributaries flow from and through areas, such as Red Hill Pond, Red Hill, and Garland Pond, where significant land has been conserved by the Town of Sandwich, LRCT, and The Nature Conservancy.

This area provides habitat for bear, bobcat, beaver, fox, moose, and many other animals and plants. LRCT has constructed a trail named after the late Jocelyn Gutchess, who lived nearby and worked on this conservation project prior to her passing in 2014. Jocelyn served as LRCT Trustee for many years and was devoted to conservation and to the well-being of her town.


Trail Map

 


Directions 

From Route Center Sandwich and points north and east:

  • Follow Squam Lake Road southwest from Center Sandwich for approximately 1.0 mile to Great Rock Road, which is on the left
  • Bear left onto Great Rock Road and continue for another 1.0 mile
  • At the end of Great Rock Road, head left onto Range Road for approximately 0.3 miles
  • If you reach the intersection of School House Road and Sheridan Road without having found the parking area, you’ve gone too far

From Center Harbor and points south and west:

  • From the lights on Route 25 in Center Harbor, turn north onto Bean Road toward Center Sandwich
  • Follow Bean Road, which becomes Squam Lake Road at the Sandwich Town Line, for approximately 5.4 miles to Range Road, which is on the right
  • Turn right onto Range Road and continue for 1.5 miles
  • The trailhead parking area will be on the left approximately 0.3 miles after passing Great Rock Road on your left
  • If you reach the intersection of School House Road and Sheridan Road without having found to parking area, you’ve gone too far

Please respect private property of our neighbors. Thank you.