Powder House Pond, Exeter

Powder House Pond, Exeter

Exeter, New Hampshire 03833

Birds of Interest

Waterfowl, during migration. Marsh Wren, sparrows, vireos, and warblers along Powderhouse side and along the river trail.

About this Location

Powder House Pond is located in downtown Exeter. The street next to the bridge is Pleasant Street. When coming south on Portsmouth Avenue (NH-108), you can avoid congestion near the Main Street bridge by turning right on Green Hill Road at the Walgreens store, go 1 block, turn left on Jady Hill Circle, go 1 block, where it makes a sharp right turn, go 3 blocks, make a left onto Jady Hill Avenue and follow it until it ends at the pond.

A trail runs around the pond and between the pond and the Exeter River. Takes 10 or 15 minutes to walk the loop. On the loop trail, near the dam, another trail goes north along the Squamscott River for about 0.25 miles through shrubs to a small pond. The trail is heavily lined with poison ivy. The pond is small and usually completely covered in algae. There are several bird boxes in the transitional meadow adjacent to the river trail.