There are many opportunities for hiking in towns near Amherst. Trail maps usually found by searching online, and some resource links are listed below.
- Pulpit Rock Reservation, unusual geological sculptures carved
by glacial meltwater.
- Heritage Trail, a section of the N-S trail along the
- Joppa Hill and other preserves.
- Hollis Town Forest, wood road through exemplary example of
forest management and eight other trail locations.
- Beaver Brook Association, 35 miles of trails in this 2,000-acre
reservation for walking and XC skiing.
- Horse Hill Nature Preserve offers good trail diversity and trail brochure with map.
- Grater Woods, close to Pond Parish Town Forest. Trails sometimes difficult to follow. Map available.
Milford www.milford.nh.gov/conservation Trails are well marked. Maps and information kept current.
- Osgood Pond, a section of the Beaver Brook Reservation.
- Burns Farm, a section of the Beaver Brook Reservation.
- Monson Village, 18th century stonewalls and foundations outline a once-upon-a-time town that never made it.
- Tucker Brook, 3.7 miles of trails that show varied habitats, old dam sites with waterfalls.
- Hitchiner Town Forest, 1 mile loop trail leads rather steeply up and down to Burns Hill with views to the west.
- Sheldrick Forest, a Nature Conservancy property, good maps and trails. Sorry, no dogs.
- Heald Forest, a large, well managed SPNHF area adjoining Sheldrick Forest. Many trails for all-season use.