If you’re a nature photographer in southern NH, this is probably a place you know and love. If you’re not and you’ve never been, you’re in for a treat. Tucker Brook and the lovely falls are one of several easily accessible falls within a few minutes drive from each other. No matter what season you visit during, there will be something beautiful for you to see. Not only is there a picturesque brook, rich with tannins and the photogenic waterfall, but there are acres and acres of mountain laurel, mixed hardwood and wildflowers like crazy. For history buffs there are 3 mill sites to explore as well. The trails intersect 258 acres and are quite easy to manage although there are some decent changes in elevation here and there.
How to get there –
Head for the town of Milford, NH
Main parking is on Savage Road in Milford. From the intersection on Route 101 turn onto Phelan Road, which turns into Savage road just past the Market Basket. Continue less than a mile to a turn out/power lines on the left. The sign is well into the woods from the trail to the right. Alternately you can also park on Boulder Drive; continue on Savage Road and take a left onto McGettigan at the intersection. Then a left on Mason and another left on Boulder. Parking is on the side of the road near the trailhead sign.
Additional info here and a trail guide with map here.
More photos can be found here.
Happy trails and remember to carry out what you carry in (and pick up after those who don’t) and please leash your dogs! Also please respect local rules and regulations.
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