Goose Pond, Keene

About this Location

Greater Goose Pond Forest is an extensive forest with many brooks, wetlands, and some trees that have been undisturbed since 1868. Excellent habitat for birds and mammals. Included in this area are Goose Pond, Drummer Hill, and the Ministry Lot. The City of Keene created Goose Pond in 1868 as an additional water supply but stopped using the water in the 1930s. Trails and old roads lead into this area from many directions. From the parking lot, a trail leads uphill. It is an easy ten-minute walk to the pond.

To get there: From Central Square take Court Street north to East Surry Road. The marked parking lot for Goose Pond is about half a mile up the road on the right.

Notable Trails

The AllTrails website has a description and map of a hike at Goose Pond.

Goose Pond Loop is a 2.1-mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Keene, New Hampshire that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and mountain biking and is accessible year-round.