Getting There and Parking
Park at Storrs Hill Ski Area on Spring St. There’s plenty of parking.
Stay to the left past the lodge, following the brook. There’s a sign that says Goodwin Trails.
25 minutes with more to discover.
Easy to Moderate. Some small hills to climb and descend. My 2 and 4 year old had fun exploring them.
Lots of little bridges kids will love
Beautiful and peaceful water’s edge view
Well marked trails
On the Trail
This had become one of my favorite local trails. My son’s loved the bridges. I loved the walk down to the water for a serene and gorgeous view. We’ll definitely be going back soon!
There are 2.8 miles of trails on Goodwin Conservation Area. They seem like far away from each other on the map, but in reality, they’re a lot closer.
I expected to just do the Linell Loop but found we were able to explore a lot more.
You climb up a hill to start for a few minutes and the trail splits. One trail goes away from the water and the other goes towards the water. We went towards the water down the hill.
You might notice the trails diverge, a lot, but they quickly loop back. This reminds me of the Chamber Memorial Reserve. You can try lots of trails without feeling like they take you way out of the way, which is perfect for me with my little ones. More exploring!
The View. Oh my goodness. I had to pause and just stand in awe. I felt like I was in the White Mountains in all its natural magnificence: right here in the Upper Valley.
Stop and stay awhile.
We plopped rocks in the water.
It would be a great place to wade in on a hot summer day.
We went back up along another loop but the bridges were calling my son again so we headed home, ready to explore another day (and plop more rocks in the water of course).