Annett State Forest / Annett Wayside Park

Location: 538 Old Cathedral Rd, Rindge, NH  03461

Category: Canoeing / Kayaking, Fishing, Hiking, Hunting, Mountain Biking, Skiing - Cross Country,

Enjoy some of the best of NH’s secluded scenic beauty on the trails of Annett State Forest, cut by the CCC in the 1930s. The highlight of this 1,500-acre forest is Hubbard Pond, a relatively shallow 181 acre jagged shaped pond with a 5.2 mile easy loop trail to catch views of wildflowers and wildlife. It’s a fishermens’ hidden gem with a large variety of fish (perch, bass, pickerel, bluegill, trout, and more). Another 1/4 mile trail leads to Black Reservoir on the north side of the forest. Note that the access road is rough dirt, trail markers are faded and sometimes difficult to spot, and the forest does not have an official trail map. NH Division of Forests and Lands sustainably manages this forest for logging, clean water, recreation, biodiversity, wildlife habitat, and it’s beautiful scenic value. The state forest offers a picnic area. Leashed dogs are welcomed.