Posted on May 16, 2019 and last updated on May 17, 2019

Long Meadow Brook Reserve, Lovell

QUICK TRAIL FACTS

  • Preserve Size: 98 acres
  • Trail Mileage: .7 miles in network
  • Pets: yes
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Sights: Long Meadow Brook, wetlands

The trailhead is on a remote back road in Lovell that might be quite hard for an average car to pass in the winter. Even after the snow melts, the road is still rough.

If you do make it out here, you’ll be treated to a quiet tract of land, which is recovering from being a tree farm, and a bog with mountain peaks in the distance. The Greater Lovell Land Trust says these mountains are Mount Kearsage North and the Baldfaces, and that the area is considered a significant habitat for wading birds and waterfowl.

The “cultural spot” marked on the map is the stone foundations of an old home or barn. While the paths are short and mostly easy, they get quite steep as you head down to the boggy area.

Directions: You’ll follow some winding back roads to get here. From Harbor Road, turn onto Union Hill Road. In .3 miles, you’ll take a right onto Kezar Lake Road. The parking area and trailhead is off to the left after 1.75-ish miles. Turn left up a steep old logging drive to the parking area and trailhead kiosk.

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