Trail

Cranberry Meadow Pond Trail-Old Street Trailhead

Peterborough, NH
Length: 2.00 mi.
Type: Out & Back

About This Trail

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Bog Boards, Bridges, Berries, Brooks! This sums up what you will find on hikes here!

The trail is a series of bog boards and bridges. These are fun for kids to stomp across but also need a bit of caution as the bog boards can wobble, and depending on water levels-submerge an inch or two so be prepared for a chance that feet might get wet (waterproof shoes or hiking sandals are suggested), the bridges do not have railings but are no more than 36″ off the ground and is over a stream. No rushing water here!

There are fun places to play in the brook, and big rocks to climb! The BIG goal is out to the secluded pond which is just over a mile out from the trailhead, but if the brook and rocks are more interesting you can hang out in this area.

This is a toddler-friendly hike, however, a backup carrier is suggested.
No Strollers
Leashed Dogs are Allowed.

Parking is located along the road. There is enough space for you to safely pull off the road entirely.

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Trail Features

Carrier needed No
Stroller friendly No
ADA accessible No
Water fountains No
Bathrooms No
Pet friendly Yes
Nearby convenience store Yes
Camping Nearby No
Emergency support
within 5 miles
Yes

Trail highlights

Creek / River, Shaded Hike, and Wildlife Viewing

The trail follows a small stream which is great for splashing in, in some areas. It leads out to a small pond (not swimmable). Most of the trail is shaded except for the first section that leads through a marshy area along bog boards.

Trail Contributor

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Lyndsey started hiking when her daughter Aubrey (5)  was just a few months old. Lyndsey and Aubrey have been hiking together for almost 5 years now and have made some impressive climbs over those years. Lyndsey has been an ambassador for Hike it Baby since January 2015. They live in the Monadnock Region of NH and they have many small mountains to hike all around them and they venture the two hours north to the White Mountain National Forest as often as they can. Lyndsey and Aubrey started their NH 48 4,000 footer list when Aubrey was just 3.5 years old. To date, they have completed 2/48. They have been working on the NH 52 with a View list as well and have completed 7/52. 

Hiking had such a huge influence on getting over PPD that she wanted to help other local parents get out on the trails and build a community that is different from the other typical mom groups. Over the years she has learned so much about hiking with young children, from picking different carriers to choosing trails for toddlers. She wants to share her knowledge to help others, as this information was impossible to find when she was just starting out hiking with Aubrey!

Lyndsey also writes for her own personal blog www.summitmommy.com that chronicles her and Aubrey’s hiking adventures together as well as offers articles and trail suggestions for families hiking in New Hampshire!