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Urban Forestry Center, Portsmouth NH

The Urban Forestry Center offers a series of self-guided trails, used for walking, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing.

Established in Portsmouth in 1976, the center is used as a tree farm to demonstrate proper forest management, a bird and wildlife sanctuary, a garden and landscape demonstration site, and as a learning center offering information and programming in community forestry planning, forest management, ecology, tree and plant identification, and wildlife stewardship.

The Tree Identification Trail is a self-guided walk that leads visitors through mixed deciduous forest, northern hardwood forest, salt marsh wetland, red pine plantation, and blue spruce plantation.

The Goodwin Trail is a two-mile (round-trip) trail that takes visitors through a scenic woodland setting, where native wildflowers, birds, and animals can be seen.

The trail also provides visual access to a tidal salt marsh on Sagamore Creek. The marsh is a transition zone from the land to the sea, acting as a buffer between the land’s fresh water and the ocean’s salt water.

Location: 45 Elwyn Road, Portsmouth, NH
Phone: (603) 431-6774
Hours: Office - 8 a.m.-4 p.m. M-F; Trails - 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily
Web site: Click here

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