Candia Public Trails

Candia Town Forest

This 82-acre parcel on New Boston Road (Route 43) is an important wildlife connection area between Bear Brook State Park and Pawtuckaway State Park. The trails cover a variety of ecosystems and elevations. Parking is available and the site is marked by a kiosk.  A map is available here.

Bear Brook State Park

This 10,000 acre parcel is New Hampshire's largest developed park. It offers 40 miles of multiple-use trails, 101 camp sites, a natural and cultural heritage museum, and canoe and rowboat rentals. A trail map is available here. The park entrance is accessed by Podunk Road or Currier Road and an entrance fee is required.

Abe Emerson Marsh

This 116-acre site is owned by the New Hampshire Audubon Society and features  a combination of open marsh, wooded swamp, and some upland forest. Established trails offer hikers three choices: Marsh View (25 minutes), Pine Point (15 minutes), and Woodland (50 minutes). Parking as available on Patten Hill Road off Main Street.

Flint Road Town Forest

This 66 acre parcel contains Kinnicum Pond and a heron rookery. These sites are  sensitive to disturbances, so please stay on marked trails and platforms. A trail map is available here. Parking is available on Flint Road.



black bear, artwork by David M. Carroll
black bear, artwork by David M. Carroll