What a day! We met up with a Hike It Baby group to hike at Wiggin Farm/Tuttle Swamp Conservation Area in Newmarket, NH. The trail map at the kiosk showed a nice loop for us to do. After the whole group gathered, almost 20 strong between toddlers/infants and adults we set out.
The trails here are more paths in a farm field and hug the border of an expansive hilly field. There was much laughter from many of our smaller participants as they splashed in some icy puddles and rolled back down the hill. I heard another hiker comment that if we were having a normal winter with snow that the hills on the property would make for a great sledding hill. Another highlight of the trek for the little ones was the bridge that needed to be crossed(and crossed again and again) at the beginning and end of the hike:)
Along the way there are several informational signs detailing the local flora, fauna, and history of the area. Hidden between the trees and under the tall grass we saw old cellar holes and farm equipment.
With a normal winter we also may have been able to extend our hike a bit as the map showed a trail heading north but only being accessible when there is solid ice on a small pond.
While there isn’t much addition for exploration here it would be fun to come back in different conditions to see what the Wiggin Farm/Tuttle Swamp Conservation area has to offer.
Have you hiked these trails? Let us know below in the comments!