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Address: Exeter, NH
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A 30-mile loop beginning (and ending) at the posh prep school, Exeter,...

A 30-mile loop beginning (and ending) at the posh prep school, Exeter, passing through several small towns along the way.

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Hidden gem of Exeter

You can get on this trail system from a few sides of Exeter and what a treat it is. So glad Phillips keeps it up and public. Lots of variety including the dog park. So great!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 15, 2016
anadamamanda
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Exeter, New Hampshire
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Dover, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

Phillips Exeter Academy has created an urban forest surrounded by homes,businesses and roads. Exeter is a great town to visit and th trail could be a great diversion in a day of activities. However, there are no designated parking areas on any map or road sign and the casual visitor could feel like a trespasser rather than a guest of... More 

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Exeter, New Hampshire
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55 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

You can get on this trail system from a few sides of Exeter and what a treat it is. So glad Phillips keeps it up and public. Lots of variety including the dog park. So great!

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Thank anadamamanda
Escondido, California
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31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Absolutely gorgeous part of the country! Summer or Fall is breathtaking and you'll enjoy every aspect of the hikes. Book a trip now!

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Thank Troy S
Exeter, New Hampshire
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

it is very dog friendly with the trails marked by color depending on the the length of trail you want to go on.....all four season walking enjoyment

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NH
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

The trails are amazing, well groomed and you can choose different routes. shorter or longer walks. You have one along the river. Any season there is gorgeous. You can walk the dog, hike, snowshoe, cross country ski.etc..

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Thank Tisani
Exeter
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

n,ice walk/trail for kids walking biking. some scenery, water spots and new wooden trail. no swimming, some wildlife. Quiet, never busy when I have been there. other trails off this one too.

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Exeter, New Hampshire, Usa
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

A section of the PEA trail system is part of the cross country course, so it is well maintained and clearly marked. A nice place to run, bike, and cross country ski. Mostly flat with few roots.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

My wife and I hiked through here as an easy afternoon stroll. It is literally a walk in the park with some bushwhacking along the river if you wish to be more adventurous. Great for dates, young children, physically or otherwise handicapped, elderly.

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Thank bogblogger
Exeter, New Hampshire
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Great place to walk, snow shoe or cross country ski. I mostly go in the winter. You will feel like you are out in the woods!

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Exeter, New Hampshire
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245 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

Love PEA Woods!! Best place to get away, in without going away. Lots of wildlife and great scenery. I am spoiled to have this gem in my back yard. You can do a quick walk or a 3 hour hike, and still not walk the same trail twice!

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