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Isinglass River Park and Gonic Trails, Rochester

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Isinglass River Park and Gonic Trails
Rochester, New Hampshire 03839
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Isinglass River Park and Gonic Trails, Rochester
Coordinates: 43.2350922, -70.956552
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About Gonic Trails
Three separate trails wind through this forested property skirting the Isinglass River off Rochester Neck Road. Locke’s Local Loop and Watson’s Way are both loop trails measuring close to 1.5 miles in length, while Luanne’s Lane is 3.5 miles each way. Owned by Waste Management and located adjacent to the Turnkey Landfill in the Mount Isinglass Recreational Area, the wooded trails include a mix of deciduous and evergreen trees. You might not expect to find scenic hiking next to a landfill, but Waste Management’s Turnkey Recycling and Environmental Enterprises has done a remarkable job of maintaining the trails and preserving the natural beauty of these shaded woods. The Isinglass River is smooth and reflective, and the trails are open year-round for fall leaf-peeping or winter snowshoeing. Mountain biking is also permitted, and leashed dogs are allowed on the trails.
From Gonic Trails webpage