The hiking trails on some Ausbon Sargent protected properties that are open to the public are listed below by town and by easement donor name.
Many of these trails cross privately owned, conserved land. The landowners have generously granted public access and are available for pedestrian uses only (hiking, skiing, and snowshoeing). Please respect the generosity of the landowner and “leave no trace” by practicing a carry in/carry out policy. If you bring your dog, be sure they are under your control at all times and, of course, please clean up after them.
[Under each town, just click on any BOLD easement for a printable PDF version of the trail map with driving directions or go to the web site link where you will find the appropriate trail map.]
Trail Series - Click here to choose from a few brochures we put together, featuring several fun hikes in several different towns in our 12-town region. Trail descriptions and directions included!
Mountain Brook Forest Preserve - Owned and managed by Ausbon Sargent
All of the following Ausbon Sargent protected properties have trails included on the Bradford Conservation Commission Trail Map
- Blitzer - visit: Bradford Conservation Commission Trail Map
- Bradford Bog Trail Map/Bradford Hotel & Springs
- Bradford Bog Guide and Bradford Springs Hotel Site offer plant, animal and historic information.
- Battles Farm Trail
- The Sawyer Brook Headwaters Property - Owned by the Town of Grantham
All of these Ausbon Sargent protected properties have trails shown in the maps available at the Town of New London Conservation Commission web site:
- Clark Lookout
- Clark Pond
- *Cook - visit: http://www.nl-nhcc.com/trails/cook_trails_5.htm
Also available: Cook Trail Map (created in 2021)
- Cook Interpretive Loop - [Printable 2-page, 35-feature brochure/map in PDF landscape format.]
- C.O.R.E. and Knights Hill Nature Park
- Cordingley Preserve
- Deming/McDonald & Norris
- Low Plain visit: http://www.nl-nhcc.com/trails/low_plain_15.htm
- Kidder-Cleveland-Clough Trail
- Kidder-Cleveland-Clough Extension Trail
- Spofford (Wolf Tree and Bunker Loop)
- Phillips Preserve
The following protected properties in New London have trails that are not included on the New London Conservation Commission map:
- Cook has many trails in addition to NLCC map
- Cook “Quest” nature “Quest” challenge for kids (and adults too) set up by Ausbon Sargent volunteer Dave Brazier. If you enjoy this Quest, go to www.vitalcommunities.org and explore the many other nature "Quests" in the Upper Valley.
- New England Forestry Foundation (NEFF) - Little Lake Sunapee Association
- Bensley (we are updating this map)
- Kidder Tract
[The Kidder Tract portion of the Sunset Hill trail meets the western half of the Sunset Hill Trail on the John Hay National Wildlife Refuge that comes up from The Fells parking area.]
- Ledge Pond
- Rowell-MacWilliams Woodlot - this trail is not open for hiking in the winter due to lack of parking.
- Frank H. Simpson Reserve & Wright (we are updating this map) - Check out the Sunapee-Ragged-Kearsarge Greenway site HERE to find access to the Simpson Reserve trail along Hell's Corner Road.
- V-Oz - Available on the SRK Greenway web site
- Webb (Dane Lot)
- Webb Forest Preserve
- Webb (Harrison Lot)
- Wendell Marsh
- King Hill Reservation Maps
- Russell Pond (no trails) Public Boat Launch on Rt. 114
- Webb/Crowell Forest Trail Map
- Cassey Brook Preserve - *Access and parking to this trail are not suitable in the winter months. When road is clear, please do not to block driveway of the residence on the access road* Turn right on right-of-way shared driveway with address 654 Wilmot Center Road and follow the right-of-way past the driveway, back to the right where the woods open up to the power line and park before the forest gate.
The following organizations and town conservation commissions also offer trail maps that include hiking opportunities within the Mt. Kearsarge/Ragged/Lake Sunapee region:
New London Conservation Commission
Forest Society (SPNHF)
Friends of the Northern Rail Trail
Please, let us know by contacting Ausbon Sargent at 603-526-6555 if you discover any issues with trail damage or if you find any difficulty following the trail map.