Trails in the Squam Range and the Rattlesnake Network are open!
Trails may still be wet in places especially due to recent rain. To protect the trails and minimize your impact on the surrounding area, please hike through the mud, not on the sides of the trails. When preparing for your hike plan to wear appropriate hiking shoes/boots and gaiters to make traversing through these mud easier. Hiking on the sides of the trail increase erosion, which contributes harmful sediments to the watershed, damages surrounding trees and plant life, and increases hazards on the trails. These factors lead to expensive maintenance and can sometimes lead to trail closures.
Want to Help Maintain the Trails?
The Squam Lakes Association maintains over 50 miles of trails in the Squam Region. Our trails require a significant investment of time and work. We'd love to have you join us on one of our weekly trail work days. If you're interested in helping, check out the SLA's events calendar to join one of our weekly trail work days.