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Sugarloaf Ridge-Goose Pond Conservation Area

Open to the Public

The Sugarloaf Ridge-Goose Pond Conservation Area includes 400 acres of unspoiled rugged and diverse habitat, and encompasses about 3,000 feet of the shoreline of Goose Pond. The remainder of the shoreline belongs to Wellington State Park.

The property contains more than 2 miles of hiking and snowmobile trails. This includes the eastern end of the Elwell Trail, a key link in the route from Newfound Lake to Mt. Cardigan. LRCT is working together with the Newfound Lakes Region Association, who holds a conservation easement on the property, and local volunteers in stewarding the remarkable Conservation Area for generations to come.

Trail Map

Directions & Parking

All parking areas are open from dawn to dusk, and are always free and open to the public. 
Winter Access: the parking area is not plowed during the winter.
From I-93:
  • Take Exit 23. Continue onto NH-104 W for 5 miles
  • Continue onto NH-3A N/Lake St. for 2 miles
  • Turn left onto W Shore Dr. for 1.8 miles
  • Turn right onto W Shore Rd. for 1.3 miles.
  • The entrance to the parking area will be on your left 0.1 miles after the Wellington State Park parking area.
Please respect private property of our neighbors. Thank you.

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