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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.

  • 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
Cross Country Skiing
Dog Walking
Good For

Additional Information

Accessibility Description

Parking Area

*WINTER ACCESS: The parking at this property is not plowed.* 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.

The Forest Society does not plow or guarantee access to this property or the parking area during the winter. North Groton Road has “no parking” signs on the east side of the street.