Trask Swamp Preserve (Alton)

Trask Swamp Preserve is an botanically unique wetland adjacent to upland forest located in Alton. Small Whorled Pogonia growth, Chestnut sprouts, a Great Blue Heron rookery, Great Horned Owls, Red Tail Hawk and Wood Ducks have all been spotted on the property. LRCT purchased the 183-acre property in 1995.

The Preserve is used for research, wildlife protection, and educational purposes. A trail system provides opportunities for hiking, observing wildlife, photography, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing.


Trail Map


Directions

From Alton Traffic Circle:

  • Follow NH-28 N for 4 miles
  • Turn left onto NH-28A N for .7 miles
  • Turn right onto Chestnut Cove Rd for .5 miles
  • Take a slight left toward Fort Point Rd. for .3 miles
  • Continue onto Fort Point Rd. for approximately .6 miles. The kiosk will be on your left.

From Wolfeboro:

  • Head west on NH-28 S toward Oakwood Rd. for 3.8 miles
  • Turn right onto Chestnut Cove Rd. for 1.3 miles
  • Take a sharp right toward Fort Point Rd. for .3 miles
  • Continue onto Fort Point Rd. for approximately .6 miles. The kiosk will be on your left.