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Trask Swamp Preserve

Open to the Public

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 & 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 plowed during the winter.
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.

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