Hopkinton, New Hampshire

Top Spots in and near Hopkinton

  • Concord, New Hampshire

    Hike to the Oak Hill Fire Tower

    4.0
    3 mi / 500 ft gain
    Climbing to the Fire Tower on Oak Hill is a great urban adventure, short enough for a lunch break trail run or a morning hike with the family. The trail is primarily wooded, with a panoramic view from the Fire Tower for those brave enough to ascend it's wooden steps.Park at the well signed dirt l...
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  • Bedford, New Hampshire

    Pulpit Rock Conservation Area Loop

    4.8
    2.4 mi / 0 ft gain
    We began our hike at Kennard Trailhead, which is easy to miss if you aren’t looking for it.  The approximate GPS address is 596 New Boston Road, Bedford, NH, though in reality the parking area is about 0.2 miles west of the junction of New Boston Rd and Esther Drive.These trails are very well mai...
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  • Newbury, New Hampshire

    Hike to Lake Solitude, NH

    4.0
    4.8 mi / 2510 ft gain
    The two most popular routes to Lake Solitude are the Newbury Trail and Andrew Brook Trail.  The round-trip distance of the hikes are 4.8 miles and 3.8 miles. Both could be described as moderate in terms of difficulty. The Newbury trail is accessed from Lakeview Ave and Andrew Brook Trail can be a...
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  • Milford, New Hampshire

    Granite Town Rail Trail

    13.24 mi / 761 ft gain
    Granite Town Rail Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Milford, New Hampshire.
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  • Temple, New Hampshire

    Hiking Pack Monadnock at Miller State Park

    4.0
    2.8 mi
    Miller State Park is the oldest State park in New Hampshire and offers the perfect spring, summer or fall hike. From the parking area, visitors can choose from one of three trails: The Marion Davis Trail (1.4 miles to peak), The Wapack Trail (1.4 miles to peak) or the Auto-road (~ 1.0 miles to pe...
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  • Temple, New Hampshire

    Hike the North & South Peaks of Pack Monadnock

    5.0
    8.3 mi / 2290 ft gain
    This route will take you to both peaks and on most of the trails in this section of the park! Take the Wapack Trail (1.4 miles, rocky, challenging) to the summit of South Pack (2290') and climb the fire tower for some incredible views! On a clear day, you can see the Boston skyline. Then continue...
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  • Londonderry, New Hampshire

    Kendall Pond Yellow and Blue Trails

    1.18 mi / 223 ft gain
    Kendall Pond Yellow and Blue Trails is a loop trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Londonderry, New Hampshire.
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  • Gilford, New Hampshire

    Hike the Lockes Hill Trail

    4.0
    1.8 mi / 419 ft gain
    This trail, beginning at a parking lot adjacent to the lake, leads to one of the best views of Lake Winnipesaukee. Although not very high in elevation, it is one of the tallest crests in the area, providing some of the best views, and the actual hike is not challenging in most conditions. Due to ...
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  • Bristol, New Hampshire

    Drive around Newfound Lake

    As a kid, I spent many of my summer and winter vacations on Newfound Lake in New Hampshire and can say without a doubt that it is one of the first places to spark my love for the outdoors. If your'e heading up to the White Mountains in the winter time to ski/snowboard, a drive around Newfound Lak...
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  • Jaffrey, New Hampshire

    Summit Mt. Monadnock via Marlboro Trail

    5.0
    4 mi / 2300 ft gain
    Start at the Marlboro Trailhead (you can enter this in Google maps) off Shaker Road. There's parking and porta-potty bathrooms. The trail is well-marked with white dashes/M marks all the way up. Once on trail, the initial 800 ft climb is through forested terrain with a few brooks and streams alon...
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  • Jaffrey, New Hampshire

    Mount Monadnock via White Dot Trail

    4.4
    3.46 mi / 1699 ft gain
    Monadnock State Park is located in and around the 3,165-ft. Mount Monadnock. Mount Monadnock is crisscrossed by many miles of well-maintained hiking trails. The popular White Dot Trail (2.2 miles) is the shortest but steepest ascent to the summit, accessible from the Monadnock State Park headquar...
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  • Jaffrey, New Hampshire

    Mount Monadnock via White Dot & White Cross Loop

    4.5
    3.7 mi / 1686 ft gain
    The White Dot Trail is the shortest, steepest ascent to the summit, while White Cross has a slightly easier grade down with very little difference in distance.  Therefore, per the park's rangers, the best way to conquer this loop is White Dot up, White Cross down.The White Dot Trail begins at Mon...
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  • Jaffrey, New Hampshire

    Hike MT Monadnock via White Arrow Trail

    4.3 mi / 1485 ft gain
    Arriving at the Old Toll Road/Halfway House Trail head you will have $5 entrance fee. Starting on the Old Toll road you'll find yourself walking on a gradual incline into the beautiful New Hampshire wilderness. Everything you see and smell is fresh and vibrant. Following the road for 1.1 miles yo...
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  • Alexandria, New Hampshire

    High Cabin

    5.0
    4 mi / 1275 ft gain
    High Cabin, located in Cardigan State Forest, is owned and operated by the Appalachian Mountian Club (AMC). It was originally built in 1931 and since renovated in 2004. Renovations included a new roof, siding, bunk beds, a wood stove, and a composting toilet. It comes supplied with wood, bunks(st...
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  • Orange, New Hampshire

    Hike Cardigan Mountain via the West Ridge Trail

    4.7
    3 mi / 1200 ft gain
    Cardigan Mountain is located in Cardigan Mountain State forest just outside of Canaan, New Hampshire.  Just make sure to go to The Cardigan Mountain state park parking lot, via Cardigan Mountain Road and not the AMC Cardigan Lodge. The trail begins right from the parking lot where there is a port...
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  • Ashburnham, Massachusetts

    Summit Mount Watatic via the Wapack Trail

    5.0
    3 mi / 800 ft gain
    Entering Mount Watatic in your GPS will take you to Rindge State Road (119), continue about two minutes down the road past where the GPS tells you. on the Right hand side you will will see a sign for Mount Watatic Parking area or just enter in coordinates: 42.696796, -71.904521 You will begin the...
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Elm Brook Park Rec Area
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Keene, New Hampshire

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Surry, New Hampshire

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Guides, Insights and Stories from Hopkinton

Our Favorite New Hampshire Adventures

Our Favorite New Hampshire Adventures

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10 Family-Friendly Hikes in New Hampshire

10 Family-Friendly Hikes in New Hampshire

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The Perfect Fall Highway -  Kancamagus Hwy, New Hampshire

The Perfect Fall Highway - Kancamagus Hwy, New Hampshire

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