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
  • The trailhead parking area will be on the left shortly after you turn onto Great Rock Road
  • If you reach the Moultonborough Town line without having found Great Rock Road, or if you reach Range Road without having found the trailhead, 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 7.0 miles to Great Rock Road, which is on the right
  • Turn sharp right onto Great Rock Road
  • The trailhead parking area will be on the left shortly after you turn onto Great Rock Road
  • If you reach Center Sandwich without having found Great Rock Road or if you reach Range Road without having found the trailhead, you’ve gone too far.

Please respect private property of our neighbors. Thank you.