Thanks to donors like you, we purchased the Brewster Heath Preserve,
and new trails have been constructed……
The Wentworth Watershed Association Campaign for Heath Brook is complete! We received donations from 400 families, leadership grants from two foundations, the Land Bank of Wolfeboro-Tuftonboro and the Wolfeboro Fund plus a donation from the Wolfeboro Conservation Commission. With 100% pledge fulfillment, we were able to close on the property in February of 2019. Thank you to everyone who contributed to the campaign.
The 111 acre property, named the Brewster Heath Preserve is owned by the Association and the Conservation Easement is held by the Town of Wolfeboro Conservation Commission. A 5 car gravel parking lot and a mile loop trail through the property was completed in August of 2019. We are grateful to the volunteers that helped build the trail. Access to the trail is via the parking lot on McManus Road. Please note that there is no access to the land from Heath Brook to safe guard the critical wetland vegetative buffer.
Please help us protect this ecologically sensitive area by staying on trails and practicing Leave No Trace Principles.
NO: Hunting, camping, fires, motor vehicles, bicycling, littering or dumping, trampling, collecting or removal of plants or wildlife.
You can see a map of the trail and parking area below the aerial photo. Realize that the trail descends about 150 vertical feet so returning to your car is all uphill. The trail leaves the parking lot and follows a well worn path. It then crosses the snow mobile trail and is marked with white blazes. The trail is about one mile round trip. In 2020, a second loop was constructed. The recommended route goes from the parking lot down the hill, across the snowmobile trail and then bears left at a trail junction. You get down to the Heath and walk along it before coming to another trail junction. Going left takes you along more of the swamp and is recommended. Otherwise, turn right and return to your car. If you go left, you will eventually get to the snowmobile trail and turn right following the signs and then watch for the sign pointing left to the parking lot.