Sunset

Conservation Commission
New London, New Hampshire 03257

Trails

  Little Sunapee Forest Associates Trails

Trail Number:  14  Trail Length:  2.2 Miles 
Difficulty:  Moderate   Trailhead GPS:  
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  Trail Description

The four trails that make up the Little Sunapee Forest Associates Trails are color coded: Red, Blue, Yellow and Orange (the Orange Blossom Trail). Parking (P) is available along the sides of Burnt Hill Road and at the state boat launch on Little Sunapee Road. The Yellow Trail starts at Gate (WP1) on Little Sunapee Road then follows along the brook flowing from Little Sunapee Lake to Goose Hole Pond. The trail turns right at the edge of the I 89 right-of-way and proceeds along the fence marking the right-of-way to a sharp right turn at a property bound (bounds are marked in red), ascends along the boundary, crests the hill, and descends to an intersection with the Blue Trail. The Blue Trail can be followed to the right and back to an intersection with the Orange Blossom Trail or continued straight up the rise then turn right and proceed down to a trail that runs between the gate on Little Sunapee Road and the gate on Burnt Hill Road (not blazed). The Orange Blossom Trail starts at the Yellow trail, goes uphill to the intersection with the Blue Trail then down to the gate on Little Sunapee Road. The Yellow Trail is the steepest on the property as shown in the trail profile. It ascends nearly 200 feet in a quarter mile. The Red trail is on the other side of Burnt Hill Road. It provides a pleasant walk in the forest. It is on an old logging road that is ideal for cross-county skiing or snow shoeing.
The trails are maintained by the New England Forestry Foundation.

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  Trail Map

Little Sunapee Map

Photos

Trail Head

Trail head - Courtesy of Stanley Morono