Little Round Top, Bristol

About this Location

Little Round Top hawk watch is situated in the piedmont of the White Mountains with a scenic panoramic view, Little Round Top is the oldest hawk watch site in New Hampshire. The daily monitoring of the 1960s and 70s extended through the migration period into November. Recently, however, daily coverage is limited to September. Volunteers are needed to extend the season.

Take Exit 23 off I-93. Head West toward Bristol. In Bristol, take Rte 3A South for a short distance. At the Rescue Squad building, take High Street, on the right. At the crest of the hill, turn RIGHT onto New Chester Mtn. Road (at the sign for Slim Baker Lodge) and continue to the parking area.

Take the trail through the woods to the small fire road which ends at the summit. The watch site is on the promontory just below a big wooden cross near an outdoor chapel. Walking time: 5 to 15 minutes. The trail has some short, but moderately steep sections.


  • Restrooms on site

  • Wheelchair accessible trail

  • Entrance fee

Content from Official Website

Last updated November 10, 2023