Urban Forestry Center

Area:  Urban Forestry Center
Region:  NH - Southeast  
Seacoast Region
Location:  Portsmouth, NH
Rating:  Easy  
Features:  Wetlands, tree identification markers
Distance:  2.0 miles  
Season:  Variable
Last Updated:  01/21/2009  
Author:  Phil Blampied

This information has been excerpted (with permission) from 20 Great Easy Woods Walks near Seacoast New Hampshire, by Phil Blampied, copyright 1999.

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Trail map of hiking trails at Urban Forestry Center (map courtesy of New Hampshire Department of Resources and Economic Development)

Trail Guide   

A 180-acre state-run wildlife sanctuary and education center is located just off one of the busiest portions of Route 1 in Portsmouth. There's a lot more to the Urban Forestry Center than its trails. Information about its lectures and programs is available at the main building. The center has set up a short "tree identification trail" with markers identifying the different trees, and a two-mile trail through a woodland and along the shore of the Sagamore Creek wetland.


NH - Southeast

  Driving Directions   

From the north, take Rt. 1 south past the Comfort Inn to the intersection with Elwyn Road. Turn left. The entrance to the Urban Forestry Center is about a quarter of a mile down Elwyn.

From the south, take Rt. 1 and watch for the Market Basket shopping center. Just beyond the center, turn right next to the gas station.

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