Concord has been rated one of the safest and best places to live - not only in New Hampshire, but in the country.
The exquisite natural beauty of New Hampshire is exemplified in the natural areas and walking/hiking trails of the Capital region.
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The City of Concord has a great trail network for all abilities and ages, complete with scenic vistas and nature views. You can help protect these special places by following these guidelines when accessing the City’s trail network to ensure that they will be enjoyable for the community for years to come.
Naturalists of all ages can explore hundreds of acres of protected wildlife, pocket-sized parks and dozens of recreation trails for hiking, biking and jogging. Many of these trails are also open for cross-country skiing in winter. The Merrimack River meanders through the center of the city and provides a multitude of opportunities for swimming, fishing, canoeing and kayaking. The abundance of multi-use natural areas means that outdoor enthusiasts can explore dense woods, open fields and a wide range of wildlife habitats in close proximity to the city.
Maps and area hiking guidelines are updated often — visit the City of Concord’s trail page for the latest trail regulations and safety information.