Download full directions for your own self-guided hike around Hanover – where to go, what you’ll see, plus a glimpse into the back story.

June – Middle Mountain Loop

A moderate, COVID-compliant loop hike on Moose Mtn. FULL DIRECTIONS

Januimg_2387ary – Hudson Farm & the AT

A hike on two historic trails. FULL DIRECTIONS


February – Childs Trail Loop at the Trescott Lands

An easy hike on a new trail, plus two historic roads and two cellar holes. FULL DIRECTIONS

FebruRedsquirrelBHudsonary – Mink Brook & the Harris Trail

An easy loop hike at the foot of Moose Mountain. FULL DIRECTIONS


Moose track on Tunis BkROWFebruary – Tunis Brook Mill Lot

An easy hike to a hidden historic site. FULL DIRECTIONS


Vermont views from Moose Mountain's Dana PastureFebruary – Mill Pond Forest and Dana Pastures

 A gentle walk through fine high-elevation wildlife habitat, offering extraordinary views. FULL DIRECTIONS

March – Trescott Trails: Knapp Road & Ascutney View

interior signageAn easy and invigorating 1 ½ hour walk on historic roads, offering extraordinary views.  FULL DIRECTIONS Welcome to your water source! Special rules apply. Dogs must be leashed at all times; please pick up after your pet. More about the Trescott Water Company Lands, including a downloadable trail map.


COREYMarch – Corey Road & the AT

An easy hike to hidden historic sites. FULL DIRECTIONS


 April – Mink Brook Nature Preserve

An easy, nearly flat 45-minute walk along Hanover’s largest stream to a special spot. The perfect lunch-hour restorative if you work downtown.  FULL DIRECTIONS

May – Waterfalls of Slade BrookSLADE-FALLS

An easy, mostly flat one-mile walk along a lovely stream. This is a good spring hike, when the falls are often at their best. FULL DIRECTIONS

IMG_3495May – Hayes Farm Park & Audrey McCollum Trail

A short hike with a surprise around every bend. FULL DIRECTIONS

MAY – Wildflowers and Waterfalls

An easy loop hike in NW Hanover. FULL DIRECTIONS

JunTracy at lodgee – Moose Mountain Lodge and Ledges

A moderately easy hike with great views, a step back into Hanover ski history, and visit to a rare set of ruins. FULL DIRECTIONS

June – The Velvety Ledges of Greensboro RidgeSilentBrook2

A quick but invigorating 1.5 mile loop hike close to town. FULL DIRECTIONS

JohnWentworth June – The Historic Wolfeboro Road, West

A 2 hour hike on Hanover’s most historic road, visiting three cellar holes and an unusual viewpoint. FULL DIRECTIONS

July – Mink Brook & Gile Hill

A 2-mile loop through two vastly different worlds. FULL DIRECTIONS

IMG_0369July – The White Ledges of Moose Mountain

A quick but invigorating 1.1 mile mountain hike to a dramatic rock formation. FULL DIRECTIONS


brackenJuly – Baum Conservation Area – Moose Mountain

A moderate walk on the wild side with a visit to an unusual historic feature and option for short spur to great views. FULL DIRECTIONS

August – Moose Mountain Ridge Loop

A moderately challenging mountain hike with optional visit to an AT shelter. FULL DIRECTIONS

August – The South EskerIMG_1688

A gentle 1-mile loop hike down by the river, close to town. FULL DIRECTIONS


beaverKayShumwayAugust – Shumway Forest and Moose Mountain Ridge Trail

An invigorating 3 hour hike on our newest conserved property, with a visit to special spots on Moose Mountain.  FULL DIRECTIONS


brackenAugust – Slade Brook & Huntington Hill

Beautiful brook and stunning views not far from town. FULL DIRECTIONS

September – Trescott/Paine/AT Loop

An easy hike through the woods and bygone times of rural Etna. FULL DIRECTIONS

IMG_3995September – Old Highway 38 & Hudson Farm

A loop hike close to town that feels far away. FULL DIRECTIONS


fisher_SFLSeptember – Slade Brook Watershed Trails

A good leg-stretcher close to town that you can do in under an hourFULL DIRECTIONS


September – Paine Road in the Trescott LandsPaine-Rd

A gentle 2-mile hike through history. FULL DIRECTIONS

OctoberCamp Brook Valley Loop

An easy hike in the Balch Hill/Oak Hill neighborhood. FULL DIRECTIONS

GENERAL TRAIL SIGNOctober – The General’s Trail

An easy loop hike on the side of Moose Mountain. FULL DIRECTIONS


benchOctober – New Trails & Old Names at Balch Hill

A pleasant ramble all around the hillFULL DIRECTIONS


November – Brook/River/Garden Loop

An easy hike by Mink Brook and the River. FULL DIRECTIONS

rinker-pond-2November – Rinker-Steele Natural Area

A hike to the bottom of Lake Hitchcock. FULL DIRECTIONS


IMG_7580smNovember – Kendal Riverfront Park & Rinker-Steele Natural Area

An invigorating loop from the river to the new Steele TrailFULL DIRECTIONS


December – Behemoths of Balch HillMarch 8

The perfect quick and easy hike for holiday guests. FULL DIRECTIONS


Common_Merganser_c22-36-109_l_1December – River Path & Old Highway 34

Do one or both – a gentle path along the river and a quick hike up an historic roadFULL DIRECTIONS