Urban Forestry Center
Urban Forestry Center: Forests and Salt Marsh
Description: The Urban Forestry Center offers a series of self-guided trails, used for walking, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing. The Tree Identification Trail is a self-guided walk that leads visitors through mixed deciduous forest, northern hardwood forest, salt marsh wetland, red pine plantation, and blue spruce plantation. The Goodwin Trail is a two-mile (round-trip) trail that takes visitors through a scenic woodland setting, where native wildflowers, birds, and animals can be seen. The trail also provides visual access to a tidal salt marsh on Sagamore Creek. The marsh is a transition zone from the land to the sea, acting as a buffer between the land’s fresh water and the ocean’s salt water.
Directions: From I-95, take Exit 5 to the Portsmouth Traffic Circle. From the Circle, take Rte. 1 Bypass south. This will merge into Rte. 1 South. Proceed about 2 miles thru a series of five lights. At the next set of lights you should be in the left turn only lane (Yoken's Restaurant will be on your right). Turn left onto Elwyn Road. Take the first left turn (approximately 500 feet) into the Urban Forestry Center road to the parking lot.
Landowner: State of NH – DRED, Division of Forests & Lands
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