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Cockermouth Forest



The Cockermouth Forest is a favorite for many hikers in the region, as it offers modest to strenuous hikes, incredible views and numerous opportunities for observing wildlife year-round. Visitors can choose to explore Little Pond and the views from the nearby cliffs or trek up to Mount Crosby and Bald Knob with views of the White Mountains, Squam Lake, Lake Winnipesaukee and Newfound Lake.

Help us care for this property by following these guidelines during your visit:

  • This property is open dawn to dusk
  • Carry out all trash
  • Dogs must remain under control and owners must pack out all dog waste
  • No motorized wheeled vehicles
  • No camping
  • No Campfires
  • Hunting and fishing are allowed
  • Leave natural and cultural features undisturbed
Allowed Activities
Dog Walking
Wildlife Watching
Good For
Seasons of Availability

Additional Information

Parking Details

There is a property sign, “Cockermouth Forest: John F. Woodhouse Trail” at the entrance. Follow a 300’ fairly passable road into a small parking area. Please don't block the gate when parking.

North Groton Road has “no parking” signs on the east side of the street.

Winter Access

Please note that this property may be difficult to access in winter due to winter roadside parking bans and/or unplowed parking areas. 


    Open dawn to dusk

    Visitor Use Guidelines

    Full list of use guidelines available HERE