ET’s Landing – Kingston, NH

We took a trip to visit ET’s Landing in Kingston, NH today! I saw reference to the Kingston Conservation Commission’s new Trail Passport Brochure and had to check it out. The program encourages young hikers to go out and Explore trails in Kingston, NH. On each of 5 trails you can get an animal rubbing from a passport rubbing location. What a great way to encourage children(really everybody!) to get outdoors. The only trail map I was able to find for these trails was in the above referenced Trail Passport Brochure. I have a copy of the hand drawn ET’s Landing Trail Map below

ETs Landing Trail Map - Kingston, NH

ETs Landing Trail Map – Kingston, NH from http://www.kingstonnh.org/sites/kingstonnh/files/uploads/trail_transport_brochure.pdf

The trailhead was unlike any other I had seen before. Here is the description from the brochure:

From Rte. 125, heading north, take a right onto New Boston Road. At 8/10ths of a mile you will see part of a chain link gate on your right. Park at the pull out there. Walk around the gate and through the backyard of the duplex, address 55/57, to the woods road trail behind the shed. (This is a legal Right of Way).

ETs Landing Trail Map - Kingston, NH

The ‘trailhead’. “Walk around the gate and through the backyard of the duplex, address 55/57, to the woods road trail behind the shed.”

ETs Landing Trail Map - Kingston, NH

Looking back at the backyard we had to walk through

While the description is very accurate, it seemed strange to be literally walking through somebody’s backyard to access trails.

ETs Landing Trail Map - Kingston, NH

The beginning of the lollipop loop.

Once past the backyard we found a wide woods road that was fairly level. The main trail is a lollipop loop that follows the banks of the Powwow River and marsh. Near the top of the lollipop there are great views of the marsh and a beaver lodge.

ETs Landing Trail Map - Kingston, NH

Beaver Lodge

This is also where you’ll find the rubbing station with a beaver. How appropriate! The trail itself was alright, nothing of real note until you got to the edge of the river.

ETs Landing Trail Map - Kingston, NH

Beaver Rubbing station

 

Have you hiked these trails? Let us know below in the comments!

 

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  1 comment for “ET’s Landing – Kingston, NH

  1. Richard
    December 4, 2016 at 8:39 am

    Why are there sheds on the right of way. If these where off the road you wouldn’t have to walk around them, by going into these people’s yard. Who have blocked the right of way.

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