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Tips for birding Horseshoe Pond
Horseshoe Pond is formed in an oxbow backwater of the Merrimack River that surrounds an agricultural area in the middle. The area to the right as you approach on Commercial Street eventually peters out after several blocks. The area to the left has a path going out into the fields. Beyond that, there is an abandoned railroad right-of-way, which can be followed across the western side of the agricultural area. Beyond the railroad, the pond continues for several more blocks, with a trail alongside it through the woods.
Commercial Street, Concord. From I-93 exit 15W, go west toward downtown Concord on I-393/NH-202 for about 2 blocks to Commercial Street. Turn right and the pond is 1 block ahead where the street turns right to parallel the eastern edge of the pond. Parking is along the road or in any of the business parking lots.
Spring/summer/fall birding. Waterfowl, marsh birds, shore birds, some passerines in marshes, shrubs, and small trees along edges.