Adams Pond Trail

This trail offers a surprise inside. Located in the center of Londonderry, New Hampshire, just 45 minutes from the Lakes Region, the Atlantic Ocean or Boston, three miles of maintained trail await your visit. Like a giant cannoli, this trail system is stuffed in the center with a forest and wetlands environment all hidden from view.

The North Loop Trail travels around rows of apple trees, open Labor Day weekend for early apples. This trail wraps around U-Pick 1, across the roadway and just south of the Morison House Museum complex. Walk the trail at just the right time of the year and you may find apples just a few steps away.

The three-quarter mile connector path, called the Adams Pond Trail, 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 South Orchard Loop Trail. This one-eighth of a mile trail rings the edge of Mack’s U-Pick 2.

To the South of the orchard, you will travel along the edge of Adams Road, a New Hampshire scenic roadway. This portion of the trail runs between large old maples and the orchard.

In the winter, 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.

As you travel down the scenic roadways that surround this trail, you would never even know a one mile long pond, just right for canoe or kayak, is hidden inside.

A short portage in is required. The best place to bring in your water craft is to park on the gas pipeline near the corner of Adams and Cross Road. The ground can be soft in this area so be careful not to leave ruts behind. Enter the wooded canopy to the east, this secret pond will reveal itself.

See How to Portage with a Canoe at the Canoe and Kayak website.

To view and print a map of the trail system, click on the thumbnail in this story. The trail is great for hiking or mountain biking. Like all other conservation land in Londonderry, no motorized vehicles are allowed.

Trail head parking is along the dirt farm road between Pillsbury and Mammoth roads. Browse this map for more detailed directions.