Snow in Londonderry Means Outdoor Fun!

Jan 21, 2012 No Comments by

As snow finally sticks in Londonderry this winter, activities like snowshoeing and cross-country skiing at last seem possible. With an anticipated forecast for the weekend calling for more snow and temperatures to stay below freezing, chances are good the snow will remain through the weekend, providing a great opportunity to get out and explore Londonderry’s trails!

A freshly groomed Mack's Apples trail after a snowstorm last year.

The Mack’s Apples trail is one of the most popular here in town. Groomed throughout the winter, the trail is great for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing, or just taking a short hike through the snow-sprinkled trees. Circling orchards and cutting through trees, the trail can be accessed easily from Mack’s U-Pick 2 on Adams Road or Mack’s U-Pick 1 on Pillsbury Road.

The North Orchard Loop is one-sixth of a mile; on the west side you will pass by semi-dwarf apple trees, on the east side the decades-old mature apple trees are bordered by the town forest. Crossing the orchard access road nearby where Mack’s U-pick 1 would be, a down hill run through the now dormant pumpkin field will bring you to the wetlands crossing.

The three-quarter mile connector path will take you through a pine and hardwood canopy. With Adams pond on your right, cross the bridge over the dam rebuilt by Londonderry Trailways. This will take you to the one-eighth of a mile South Orchard Loop ringing the edge of Mack’s U-Pick 2. To the south of the groomed cross country ski trail, you will travel along the edge of Adams Road, a New Hampshire scenic roadway. The X-Country trail runs between large old maples and the orchard.

Trail grooming for cross country skiing is performed as snow conditions permit. Conditions may vary at different times so users should ski at their own risk. Snowmobile and ATV traffic is not allowed on the trails or the property. In winter, walkers or snowshoers should be careful not to walk on the groomed tracks.

To view the trail system click on the thumbnail in this story or download a PDF file of the Adams Pond X-Country Ski Trail.

The image above were taken by the Mack family last winter. For more great shots click here.


About the author

Jacklynn has been a resident in Londonderry since the age of 5. She grew up in a quiet neighborhood and went through the great school system. She has fond memories of bike riding through town in the spring and summer, sledding in the winter, and apple and pumpkin picking in the fall. She now has children of her own and looks forward to raising them in the same town she enjoyed so much as a youth.
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