With the week off from work my son and I explored the Mast Road Natural Area in Epping, NH yesterday. SELT recently posted a new Mast Road Natural area trail map on their website. It makes navigating the trail system easy. I had previously visited the trails and wasn’t too impressed. This is because I didn’t know how many trails were actually out there.
The new bridges that SELT put in are really impressive and make getting over the wetlands near the beginning of the trail very easy. My previous visit had been prior to these bridges being built and it required some very shore-footedness and balance.
While we didn’t see much for wildlife on our hike yesterday we did see a lot of evidence of animals. Between scat and tracks there seems to be an abundance of animals in this area.
It seems that SELT is still working on the trails as well. The kiosk and trail signs are still unfinished. It will be nice when these are completed.
The trail abuts the Lamprey River and that was the final destination for us. It’s great that this parcel was able to protect so much of the river’s shoreline.
While there is a fair amount of trail out here, the trail lacks real diversity in terrain and ecology. Similar to the Piscassic River Wildlife Management Area in Exeter, the trails are mostly old logging roads, that are flat, and boring.
Have you hiked these trails? Let us know below in the comments!