Hiking the North Woods
There are several great hikes one can take to view the Great North Woods.
Magalloway Mountain Hiking Trail
Drive North to Magalloway Road, follow Magalloway Road for 5 miles, turn at the sign and continue for another 3 miles. The trail head is at the end of the road to lead to the tower. There are two trails that lead to the tower, Coot and Bobcat. Magalloway Mountain is one of the highest peaks in the area with an elevation of 3,360’.
Fourth Connecticut Lake – To get there drive North on Route 3 to the US Customs, park in there parking lot, and take the trail behind the border house. The trail is steep in places and follows the international boundary’s at times. Hike time? 1 hour into the lake.
Trail head N 45º 15.125’ W 071º 12.318’, elevation 2180’
Garfield Falls Hike
What a beautiful place to see. Take Magalloway Road 11 miles, then stay straight another 1 mile to a small turnout on either side of the road. The trail is to the left 1/4 a mile to the falls. Garfield Falls is a great place for swimming and exploring.
Cohos Hiking Trail
Cohos Trail is a 162 mile trail from Crawford Notch to the Canadian border in Pittsburg, NH. There are several day hike opportunities along the length, numerous spurs and hikes within Pittsburg with a great deal of remote territory where you may never meet another human being. See the map!
Arthur and Christie Johnson Memorial Forest
Arthur and Christie Johnson Memorial Forest is a great place for an easy walk in the woods. Located across from the Pittsburg Fire Station near the village of Pittsburg, this protected forest land has nesting osprey, walking trails and good vantage points to observe the woodland creatures. Good shoes are suggested for this gentle walk.
N 45º 03.088’ W 071º 22.810’ elevation 1409’
Washburn Family Forest
The property, the Washburn Family Forest, which includes more than six miles of pristine shoreline along the Upper Connecticut River, a regionally significant deer yard and an important snowmobile trail, is now the Forest Society’s largest forest reservation north of the notches. The Washburn Family Forest and its 2121 acres is open to hiking, mountain biking, fishing and hunting.