The trails at Weeks Woods consist of two loops: the lower loop (blazed in yellow) is along logging roads and is fairly wide and flat. An upper loop extension (blazed in blue) is a single-track hiking path. The wide yellow loop trail is also flat, great for cross-country skiing, walking, and a nice trail to bring the children along. A 1.3-mile hike on these spacious paths is possible, or you can lengthen your walk to 2 miles by including both loops.
In winter, the tracking is excellent, partly because of the different forest structures that exist from past timber harvests, providing habitat for a large variety of animals including fox, coyote, fisher, porcupine, raccoon, deer, and many species of birds.
During the spring, you will notice the presence of vernal pools, breeding habitat for amphibians like frogs and salamanders, and aquatic invertebrates like fairy shrimp, as well as insects. These pools dry up by early summer.
In spring or at other times when there has been significant rainfall, expect some muddy sections of trail and be sure to wear appropriate footwear.
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
*WINTER ACCESS: The parking lot is plowed during the winter.* The entrance to Weeks Woods is located on NH Route 11A, accessed from Routes 3 and 11, exit 20 off I-93. Park at the Gilford Town Office Complex.The
trailhead is directly across the street.