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This is a great hike. The walk to the observation platform overlooking Pondicherry lake is 1.5 miles on a flat former railroad grade. Additionally, turning right when coming... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 6, 2016
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Severna Park, Maryland
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Burlington, Vermont
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

This is a lovely, totally flat and mostly straight walk to a beautiful spot near Jefferson, NH. Don't know if I'd travel far out of my way, but it was en route to our Crawford Notch destination. Great stretch and amble for a few hours in beautiful Fall weather. Did not see a lot of birds.however.

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Severna Park, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

This is a great hike. The walk to the observation platform overlooking Pondicherry lake is 1.5 miles on a flat former railroad grade. Additionally, turning right when coming off the platform, more views of the like can be had by a short walk up the existing railroad tracks. Walk across the railroad bridge over a stream to a copse of... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016

Yeah, I know, it's quite something to say my favorite spot *on earth*, but it is. My family is from near here, I grew up about 50 miles away, and I never knew this existed until a few years ago. Now, when I visit the area, I walk here nearly every day. The walk from the Airport Road parking lot... More 

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Jefferson, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

A very nice/easy walk! I love taking my dogs down this and sitting out on the deck next to Pondicherry! Beautiful walk...absolutely love it!

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NH
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2015

This is a beautiful place to walk. Well maintained, flat trail to the pond. Beautiful scenery. A must see!

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2015

always a great place to bird and walk in nature (and hunting season did not affect it.) Just gorgeous any time of year.

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Lempster, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2015

Brought my 20-yr old nephew along with me for my second visit to Pondicherry Wildlife Reserve and he was as impressed as I. It was even better than in the fall. We saw wildlife including different types of ducks and bear. I was happy that we found the second pond which my husband did not care to do when we... More 

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Twin Mountain, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2015

A 1.5 mile flat walk (3 mi. RT) into Pondicherry NWR brings you through great birding habitats to Cherry Pond. Walk a bit further to Little Cherry Pond through boreal forest for possible sightings of black-backed woodpeckers, spruce grouse, and boreal chickadees. The main entrance is on Hazen Road, off Route 115 in Jefferson. A shorter, handicap-accessible trail off Route... More 

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Bethlehem, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2014

Our minister mentioned this is one of the places that he and some friends visit often because of it's beauty, well maintained easy walking trails and quietness! Many of our neighbors have been drawn here because it is off the beaten path and really love it. I have heard the phrase "nature at it's best" nestled right here in Jefferson... More 

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Lempster, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2013

Well maintained easy to walk trails. Quiet place except for the many birds but they were welcome sounds. Great bird watching area. Managed to plan our trip right around peak foilage and it was gorgeous. There are mountain views from the ponds that would be splendid anytime of year. Already planning to go back in the spring.

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