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HIKE THE FAMILY FRIENDLY TRAILS OF THESE SWANZEY OPEN SPACES AND ENJOY NATURE YEAR ROUND
(no motorized vehicles permitted)
 
MT. CAESAR: One of the most well known Swanzey hikes is a 1.5 mile round trip trail which leads to the summit of Mt. Caesar and back. On top are ne views of area hills and Swanzey Lake. A side path to the east brings you to beautiful views of Mt. Monadnock. PARKING: At the old cemetery across from the Swanzey Town Hall on Rt 32. The trail begins at the back right corner of the cemetery behind the stone wall. This will take you to the box at the official TRAILHEAD (GPS-N42 52.393 W072 17.279) Follow trail (bear left) to summit.

CARROLL’S HILL: A 1 mile trail leading to a scenic overlook. Trail traverses through hemlock and hardwood groves, and features rocky slopes. PARKING: On Westbrook Court at edge of open eld on right (.3 miles from Rt. 32) TRAILHEAD is at the edge of the eld and woods less than 100 yards from the parking area. (GPS-N42 49.257 W072 16.8551)   Carroll's Hill Trail  

MT. CRESSON: Enjoy a 1.25 mile “loop trail” through mixed woods to reach a limited easterly view (towards the Keene airport) from the summit. An FAA beacon is also atop of this hill. Follow the blue blazes of the loop trail to return to your car. PARKING: Off Matthews Rd. 1 mile from Route 10. just north of the power lines. There is a short driveway to a small parking area to keep cars from parking on the road. At the top of the drive is the TRAILHEAD for the “loop trail” (GPS-N42 54.040 W072 17.216)  Mt Cresson Trail  

DICKINSON FOREST: A relatively at walk through pines and forested areas as well as along the Ashuelot river to the old Swanzey mustereld. The forest borders the rail trail and has 3925 feet of river frontage. The trail system covers approximately 1 mile. PARKING: Off Pine Street, past the Recycling Center’s chain link fence on right. Enter dirt driveway and park in small parking area on left before the river. TRAILHEAD begins at the river. (GPS-N42 52.817 W 072 19.215) Go right to Dickinson Forest. Go left to the Muster Field.

HONEY HILL: Follow this 2.2 mile loop trail through a mix of woodlands to the open summit of Honey Hill. A view of Mt. Monadnock can be seen from there. There is also another view from the yellow trail which offers views of the other side of the hill. PARKING: 1.7 miles south from Swanzey Town Hall on Route 32 is a small parking area on the right. The trailhead can be seen directly across the eld. TRAILHEAD (GPS-N42 50.966 W72 16.893)

TIPPIN ROCK/HEWES HILL: Enjoy this 1.5 mile round trip excursion up to a 40 ton boulder which can be swayed by the push of a shoulder! Beyond the boulder is a nice walk to Hewes Hill, a rock ledge that offers beautiful views of the surrounding mountains. PARKING: On Warmac Road around half mile from Rt. 32 (across from Chebaco Kennels) Park in dirt area in front of eld, but do not block entrance to the eld. Walk to the back right corner of the eld to nd the TRAILHEAD (GPS-N42 49.772 W072 16.982)  Tippin Rock Trail  

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