Esther Currier WMA at Low Plain, New London

Birds of Interest

In and around the beaver pond/marsh: Canada Goose, Wood Duck, Green and Great Blue Herons, Common Yellowthroat, Red-winged Blackbird, Belted Kingfisher, Eastern Kingbird.

Along the trails: several warblers (Ovenbird, Black-throated Blue, Black-throated Green, Yellow-rumped, Pine), Eastern Wood-Pewee, Cedar Waxwing, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Hermit Thrush, Blue-headed Vireo, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Purple Finch, White-throated Sparrow.

About this Location

Officially named the Esther Currier Wildlife Management Area, this site was formerly called the Low Plain Wildlife Management Area. The trail is a 1.25-mile-long old road through the woods to Mountain Road on the southern end. A large beaver pond/marsh parallels the trail, and there are several short branch trails to overlooks and blinds at the edge of the pond. There is also a small pond on the left about a mile from the parking area.

From I-89 exit 11 in New London, go east on NH-11 (King Hill Road) for about 2.3 miles and turn right on a dirt road across from a small cemetery to the parking area, where trail maps are available.