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Little Harbor Loop Trail*

Trail in Creek Farm

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Overview

  • Directions

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  • Lat/Lng

    43.06372, -70.74335
  • Length

    1.50 Miles

Contact Information

Description

Difficulty: Easy

Round-trip Distance: 1.50 miles

Enjoy views of Portsmouth and Little Harbor as you make your way along the water's edge and through the forest on this 1.5 mile path that connects the Creek Farm Reservation to the grounds of the Wentworth-Coolidge State Historic Site and City of Portsmouth conservation land. From the Creek Farm parking area, walk across the lawn toward the Creek Farm kiosk and the water's edge. Walk along Sagamore Creek past lilac bushes until the trail turns left to go around a man-made tidal pool. Before you turn left, a spur trail leads to a lookout over the tidal pool. Continue on the loop trail through an old orchard and around to the other side of the tidal pool. The trail continues along the shore past Goose Island until it turns left and follows a rocky path to the road. Please respect the private property to the right of this trail. Take a right at the Wentworth-Coolidge parking area and look for a sign marking where the trail turns left into the woods. The trail continues through the forest where you'll pass stonewalls, tall white pine trees, and a large vernal pool. Another spur trail on the right leads to a spectacular view of the harbor. The loop trail leads back to Creek Farm through the City of Portsmouth conservation land. Cross Little Harbor Road to return to the entrance of Creek Farm and follow the driveway back to the parking area.

"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 Access
Dogs
Pedestrians
Activities
Birdwatching
Dog Walking
Fishing
Hiking
Snowshoeing
Walking
Wildlife Watching

Additional Information

Accessibility Description

This trail has uneven surfaces, possible hazards (i.e. downed trees or branches) and may be muddy at certain times of the year. Parking areas and pull offs are not typically plowed in winter months, and trails may be inaccessible due to lack of safe, off-road parking at this time of year.

The Forest Society welcomes all people to our forest reservations, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or age.