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Parks, Trails, & Open Spaces

Contoocook - CopyPhoto: The confluence of Nubanusit Brook and the Contoocook River, as seen from Depot Square Park

Seeking to learn more about Peterborough's wealth of outdoor recreational opportunities? There's something for everyone, whether you're seeking a serene stroll down a forested path, a more intensive hilly hike, a gorgeously landscaped park in which to picnic, or family-friendly areas where kids can splash, play, and explore.

To learn about Peterborough's unique and well-maintained town parks, click here.

For a descriptive list of Peterborough's hiking trails and open spaces, click here. A great interactive map of trails can be found here

To visit the Town's Recreation Department website, where you can learn about the facilities and many programs available for folks of all ages, click here.

Peterborough owes much of its outdoor recreation spaces and opportunities to the  efforts of dedicated volunteers. If you are seeking to get involved in the various town groups and committees that contribute to these amazing spaces, visit the Boards and Committees page to learn more about the Conservation Commission, Recreation Committee, and Parks Committee.  

Though no longer active, the Open Space Committee contributed a lasting legacy to Peterborough. Learn about the history and the many fascinating conservation success stories made possible by the OSC here.


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