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Elevation Gain
108.00 ft (32.92 m)
Trail type
Loop
Distance
2.60 mi (4.18 km)
Warming hut
No
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The Lake Trail at Northwood Meadows State Park is a short, easy snowshoe that provides views of the lake as well as beautiful sections through the woods. Parking for Northwood Meadows State Park is right off of Route 4 in Northwood, New Hampshire.

From the parking lot, follow Dashingdown Road for 0.5 miles until you reach the Universal Access Trail that takes you to the Lake Trail. The access trail to the Lake Trail will be on the right side of the road, and there is a sign on a tree pointing toward the trail. After 0.2 miles you will reach the Lake Trail, which loops around Meadow Lake. The loop around the lake is 1.2 miles. Follow the trail either way, and return to the parking lot using the Universal Access Trail and Dashingdown Road.

Along the Lake Trail there are a few fishing piers for summer use as well as a picnic table. The trail is mostly flat and smooth the entire way, making it great for groups with a wide range of hiking abilities.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Winter

Congestion

Moderate

Parking Pass

None

Pros

Lake. Picnic table. Wheelchair accessible.

Cons

Near a snowmobile trail.

Pets allowed

Yes, with restrictions

Trailhead Elevation

657.00 ft (200.25 m)

Highest point

657.00 ft (200.25 m)

Address

1st NH Turnpike
755
Northwood, NH 03261
United States

Features

Family friendly
Picnic tables
Near lake or river
Wildlife
Fishing

Typically multi-day

No

Groomed trail

No

Snowmobiles allowed

Yes

Location

Field Guide

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