Mousley Brook Road Orford, New Hampshire 03777Official Website
Mountain View Farm Conservation Area, 146 acres, a mix of forest, field, and water, that, in the 1800s was once part of a farm community in a section of Orford known as Quinttown. After the village was largely abandoned, the reclusive Billy Brown owned the property into the 1950s with no electricity or running water and a road that wasn’t maintained through the winter. Visiting the property is like stepping back in time with no power lines or structures visible from the land’s 360-degree panoramic view. The property boasts a small cabin and historic barn, with a trail that goes through the farm fields to the shores of Mason Pond. In the summer the fields are used for both growing hay and pasture for cows.
A small parking pull-off for 2-3 cars is available near the kiosk on Mousley Brook Road. More parking is available further down Mousley Brook Road at the Daniel Doan Trailhead parking. Mountain View Farm is actively used for agriculture. Farm vehicles and equipment may be accessing the property. Please do not block the gate by parking near it.
From NH-10 in Orford, take NH-25A east 3.9 miles to the right on Quinttown Road, then go 1.8 miles to the right on Mousley Brook Road. Turn right again after about 400 feet to stay on Mousley Brook Road. Mountain View Farm is about 0.33 miles on the right.
The trail is generally easy walking of about .6 miles. Start up the main farm road near the barns. From here the trail goes over stiles and through pastures that may have cows in them at the time of your visit. Do not open gates!
Follow the farm road all the way to the woods. From there the hiking trail coincides with a wide snowmobile trail for a short distance before diverging south toward Mason Pond. We are planning a trail connection from Mountain View Farm to Stonehouse Mountain partially following the snowmobile trail.
Restrooms on site
Wheelchair accessible trail
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Last updated November 11, 2023