Chapman Sanctuary and Visny Woods is open to the public during daylight hours year round for hiking, bird watching, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing.
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
FREE! Admission to all trails from dawn to dusk.
PLEASE SIGN IN AT THE VISITOR'S KIOSK for our records and your safety.
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.
WINTER TRAIL ETIQUETTE: If you are walking in boots on snow-covered trails, please stay on the outside of the groomed tracks used by XC Skiers & Snowshoers. Deep holes made by boots can be hazardous to skiers/snowshoers and detrimental to the groomed trails. RIVER TRAIL is snowshoe ONLY in winter.
SAFETY: There are a few "blaze orange" vests available at the Visitor's Kiosk for our guests to wear on the trails if they wish to borrow one. Please return them to the Visitor's Kiosk.
DO NOT LITTER:Please take out with you everything you brought onto the trails. Fill your canteens so that you can carry out anything you carry in and leave the trails clean.
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.
PLEASE TAKE CARE not to stray from the trails as this may disturb some important wildlife habitats, nesting sites, burroughs, food caches and vegetation - even in winter.
NO HUNTING • NO FISHING • NO TRAPPING allowed anywhere or any time on CSVW acreage.
HAVE A GREAT DAY OUTSIDE IN NATURE at Chapman Sanctuary and Visny Woods!
TRAIL REPORT March 5, 2023
WINTER TRAILS ARE GROOMED AND WAITING FOR YOU!
The Sandwich, New Hampshire area has had a tremendous snowfall over the past day or 2. As of today the trails are groomed and gorgeous! ** NOTE ** our caretaker has suffered an injury and may be unable to be out on the trails daily at this time.
As always in nature, the weather conditions can change daily and/or hourly.
Dress in warm layers you can add or remove as necessary. Extremely cold temperatures requires covering up exposed skin as much as possible to avoid frost bite including head, hands and face.
Consider bringing sunglasses or goggles to reduce sun-on-snow glare.
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.
SIGN IN AT THE VISITOR'S KIOSK important not only for our records, but so that we know you are on the trails and then also safely off.
WINTER TRAILS: If you are on the trails or in the field with hiking / snow boots .... please be mindful and stay well off/beside the groomed part of trails intended for cross country skiing and snowshoeing. Deep boot holes can be dangerous especially for XC skiers and are counterproductive to the grooming process.
Thank you - ENJOY!
GRAB YOUR GEAR AND GET OUTSIDE ON THE TRAILS!
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 .......