Thanks to the generosity of several families, there are some great places to explore in Sugar Hill. ACT is grateful to the Perkins and Porter families for permanently conserving their land on Bronson Hill, and allowing the public to enjoy the great trails there. Adjacent to the Bronson Hill Conservation Area is the MacCornack-Evelyn Forest, donated to ACT by these two families several years ago. Trails also go through this land, and into the adjacent Foss Forest, which is the land that started ACT 10 years ago. All in all, nearly 300 acres permanently protected for public (and wildlife) use!
You are invited to visit and walk the trails through classic hardwood forest, out to one of the great views of the White Mountains, and explore through wooded wetlands. The Carl Schaller trail is accessible from Pearl Lake Road and there is a parking pull off. Look for the Foss Forest sign – and pull off with boulders – about a mile down Pearl Lake Road from where it starts at Route 117/Main Street in Sugar Hill. The Schaller trail sign in at the far end of the former log landing. A green marked loop trail starts on the left just as you walk into the log landing.
ACT owns part of this land and the rest is privately owned (the Bronson Hill area) so please respect space around the landowners’ home.
Two versions of the trail maps are below and you can download both.
Please use caution when hiking on these or any trails in the North Country. For more information on hiker safety visit http://www.hikesafe.com/.