Shieling Forest – Peterborough NH

Length: 2 Miles

Type of Trail: Dirt

Difficulty: Moderate

Stroller Friendly: No

Dog Friendly: Yes


Park Entrance


Shieling Forest is tucked away in Peterborough, a quaint town in southern New Hampshire. It’s about a 5 minute drive from the town center and offers easy to slightly moderate hiking through about 2-3 miles of trails.
To enter the forest you’ll pass through an open meadow, with a large garden on your right. Upon entering the forest you can choose from several trails, varying in length.

Evergreens along the trail



For lunch, try one of the cafes or restaurants located in the town center of Peterborough. It’s a great little town with many independently-owned shops.


Getting There:

Address: 400 Old Street Road Peterborough, NH

Coordinates: 42.891938, -71.936588 (Directions)

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  • Robin Fairfield on March 16, 2013

    I had a great time hiking there for the first time. I will definitely return.

    • admin on March 16, 2013

      That is great to hear! It is a pleasant spot and usually pretty quiet. Now if only the weather would get a little warmer…

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