945 Penacook Road
Hopkinton, New Hampshire 03229
Bohanan Farm webpage
Bohanan Farm (East) map
Bohanan Farm (West) map
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This large, privately owned, working dairy farm has a conservation easement protecting its agricultural fields, working forests, and four miles of frontage on the Contoocook, Blackwater, and Warner Rivers. The farmers welcome public use of their network of trails, farm roads, and river frontage.
There are four walking routes: The Blackwater Loop with views of the Blackwater River; the Contoocook River Overlook Trail (accessed from the Blackwater Loop); the Corser Hill Loop to the hilltop cellar hole of the old Corser farmstead; and Amesbury Field Road to the Amesbury farm field at the confluence of the Warner and Contoocook Rivers. These walking routes are also popular in winter for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.
Directions: From Contoocook or Hopkinton Villages, take Penacook Road towards the Transfer Station. Parking for all trails is at the Bohanan Farm trailhead kiosk on the left after crossing the Contoocook River at Tyler Bridge (945 Penacook Road).
Walking Times (from parking area):
Blackwater Loop (blue blazes): 1.5 miles round trip; 45 minutes.
Contoocook Overlook Trail (yellow blazes): 2.2 miles round trip; 1 to 1-1/4 hour
Corser Hill Loop: (orange blazes): 2.3 miles round trip; 1 hour
Amesbury Field Road: 3.2 miles round trip; 1.5 hour
From Bohanan Farm webpage