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Open Space, Recreation & Protected Places

Along with the environmental, wildlife, tax and health benefits that open space provides, such areas often are excellent recreational sites for activities such as nature walks, show shoeing, hiking, wildlife watching, cross-country skiing, bicycling, horse-back riding, dog-sledding and snowmobiling.  Some of our trails are even universally accessible.  As this page is under development, we'll be posting additional information as it becomes available.



Organizations

Belknap Range Conservation Coalition  Belmont Recreation & Alternative Transportation Team Committee  Five Rivers Conservation Trust 
Lake Winnisquam Scenic Trail 
Lakes Region Conservation Trust 
NH Department of Resources and Economic Development 
Society for the Protection of NH Forests 
WOW Trail - Laconia (Winnipesaukee Opechee Winnisquam) 
 



Open, Recreation, Trail & Protected Lands



Andrew Sanborn Farm

219 Durrell Mountain Road

Forest Management Plan


2016  A small parking area has been constructed on Durrell Mountain Road servicing both the Pop's Woods and Andrew Sanborn Farm Conservation properties.

1996 An aspiring Eagle Scout Alvin Nix constructed Bird Houses and Duck Blinds for the Andrew Sanborn Farm conservation land.


Bean Dam

147 Wild Acres Road











Jeff Marden Town Forest 

119 Wildlife Boulevard

The Jeff Marden Town Forest is a 65 acre parcel located between Laconia Road, Wildlife Blvd, Main Street and Seavey Road; originally designated as the Belmont Town Forest by vote of the 1994 Town Meeting under RSA 31:110.  It was redesignated in Jeff Marden's memory in 2007.  The Conservation Commission, in Jeff's spirit, has a goal to make more trails within the JMTF universally accessible.

Jeff Marden Town Forest Brochure


Conservation Commission Tribute to Jeff Marden  2007








Tom Hayes' Eagle Scout Project Extends Accessible Trail in the Jeff Marden Town Forest 
Article and Pictures Daily Sun 11/18/16





BHS Students build footbridge in Marden Town Forest as "Community Contribution"  Daily Sun 5/19/15

Latest Huot student project will double length of accessible trails in Belmont Town Forest  Daily Sun 2/8/12

Benches to be added along handicap trail in Belmont Town Forest as Eagle Scout projectDaily Sun 1/13/12


Leslie E. Roberts Beach and Recreation Area

43 Leslie E. Roberts Drive


Penstock Park

Main Street













Pop's Woods
386 Durrell Mountain Road

Forest Management Plan





2016  A small parking area has been constructed on Durrell Mountain Road servicing both the Pop's Woods and Andrew Sanborn Farm Conservation properties.





Sargent Park

Sargent Street

Also see Belmont Parks & Recreation page for Recreations Programs


Tioga Rail Spur Trail and River Walk
21 Depot Street










Tioga River Wildlife & Conservation Area

490 Depot Street

2016
Work Day 4/2/16

2015
Work Day 11/14/15

2012
Work Day 5/19/12

BHS Students get a hands-on lesson in environmental science  Winni Echo 5/24/12
Volunteers needed to help eradicate invasive Glossy Buckthorn from the Tioga River Conservation Area  Daily Sun 5/15/12

Winnisquam Scenic Trail 















Trails

Tioga Rail Spur Trail & River Walk

Winnisquam Scenic Trail