There are approximately 10 miles of groomed trails throughout Chapman Sanctuary and Visny Woods on over 250 acres. The White Mountain National Forest abuts CSVW on the north and west. Trail maps are available at the Visitor' Kiosk located at the Chapman House or DOWNLOAD TRAIL MAP HERE
Chapman Sanctuary and Visny Woods is open to the public during daylight hours year round for hiking, bird watching, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing
FREE! Admission to all trails
Trails are groomed in winter for X-country skiing and snowshoeing.
RIVER TRAIL is snowshoe ONLY in winter.
Groups are welcome with advance notice.
Picnic tables are available behind the Chapman House and at the end of the Logging Road
NO alcoholic beverages allowed.
Dogs are prohibited from DECEMBER 1 to JULY 1.
DO NOT LITTER Please take out with you everything you brought onto the trails.
DO NO HARM : As always CSVW requires that visitors leave the trails as they find them. Guests should not disturb or remove any material (plant, stone or otherwise) as this may directly and adversely impact the animals and birds. Always be respectful of nature and NEVER disturb a nest or any of the wildlife. THANK YOU.
HAVE A GREAT DAY OUTSIDE IN NATURE at Chapman Sanctuary and Visny Woods!
TRAIL REPORT October 16, 2021
TRAILS ARE IN GOOD SHAPE
Weather extremes can effect trail conditions. Here in Sandwich. New Hampshire we have had a drop in the overnight temperatures. The ground is still warm and this may create some soft spots along the trails during they day. Use caution on wet or muddy areas along the trails. Be prepared for any weather event that may effect the trail conditions and come with proper footwear and perhaps a walking stick or trekking poles.
When weather is very hot and humid dress accordingly and stay hydrated. Fill your canteens so that you can carry out anything you carry in. THANK YOU very much. Please be mindful and take care not to stray from the trails as this may disturb some important wildlife habitats, nesting sites and vegetation.
Thank you - ENJOY!
Grab your gear and GET OUTSIDE ON THE TRAILS!
Trails are well-maintained and groomed year round by our caretaker.
Footwear appropriate for trails is recommended.
Winter temperatures can be unpredictable so you may want to dress in layers. Extremely cold temperatures requires covering up exposed skin as much as possible to avoid frost bite.
There are a few "blaze orange" vests available at the Visitor's Sign-in Kiosk for our guests to wear on the trails if they wish to borrow one. Please return them to the Visitor's Kiosk.
As always, please remember to sign in at the Visitor's Kiosk.
REMINDER:RIVER TRAIL is for "snowshoe ONLY" in winter.
Join us soon and enjoy the beautiful CSVW Trails, Teacup Lake, gardens, birds and wildlife!
PLEASE SIGN IN AT VISITOR'S KIOSK
It is important that visitors using the CSVW Trails sign in at the Kiosk at the trail head. Signing in at the kiosk helps us with our record keeping and gives CSVW an opportunity to learn about our visitors and members. Trail Maps are available at the kiosk. THANK YOU
CSVW TRAIL MAP
Download a copy of the CSVW Trail Map using the link below
New! to our walking trails is a RIVER TRAIL GUIDE All35 CSVW Trail Information Stations may be enjoyed from your home or on the trails using smart phone or tablet by downloading the River Trail Guide here .......