How to Get There and Parking
From 89N turn left off the exit onto Old New Hampshire 10.
Brookside Park is just past the entrance to Eastman and the Farmer’s Table.
Continue for a mile or so. It’ll be on your left.
There’s a good sized parking lot.
There are fun history signs along the way where you and the kids can learn about what used to be on the trail long ago. Learn about plants, an old wagon trail, a glacial rock, and more. You can scan the code on your phone to learn even more.
Plenty of Unique Ecological Features
There are over twelve features to look at within the park including waterfalls, rock overhangs, apple trees, a massive glacial rock, and a rock that looks like an alligator mouth!
There are Plenty of Places to Touch the Water and Wade
We found multiple places to easily walk to the water and touch it. I could definitely see us coming back from a picnic and a little swim. A great place for a outing with friends too to relax on the rocks and dip your toes in. For adults it wouldn’t really be swimming, but it certainly would be refreshing and relaxing.
It’s Easy for Kiddos to Walk
The walk is flat except for a few small inclines towards the end. My three year old walked the whole way. It took us about 40-50 min. and we stopped a lot and went REALLY slow. You know picking up acorns, touching the water, my one year old wanted to touch the trees, and admiring all the cool things like a big big rock!
I think for most people the walk would be around 30-40 minutes.
It’s also shaded so it’s perfect after playing on the Grantham playground, which is what we did.
It’s Easy to Follow
The trail is well marked signs as you go. The trail has yellow blazes on the trees.
If there are any choices in routes, there is a sign that says where you are.
Perfect Spot for a Morning or Afternoon Picnic or Day trip
There are picnic tables at the entrance to the trail to enjoy a nice snack or lunch.
You could also pack some thing and sit on one of the many flat rocks to enjoy a meal.
The park is carry in, carry out. It was very clean.
The only down side was that you could hear the noise of the interstate on one side and the noise of the road on the other, but that didn’t bother me and I just tuned it out and enjoyed the walk.
I hope you enjoy the park as much as I did.
Don’t forget to sign the guest book on the other side of the bridge to let Grantham know how much the trail is known and loved.
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