Loverens Mill Preserve
Loverens Mill Preserve: Atlantic White Cedar Swamp
Description: Pollen studies have revealed that Atlantic white cedar has been present for more than 4,000 years at this remarkable preserve. The present-day cedar swamp supports trees that are over 100 years old. The three-mile trail travels through the southeastern portion of the 362-acre preserve, and provides boardwalk access into the inland Atlantic white cedar swamp community, and close-up views of the North Branch of the Contoocook River and associated wetlands. The Nature Conservancy purchased Loverens Mill Cedar Swamp in December 1998.
Directions: From Rte. 9 between Routes 123N and 31S, turn north on Loverens Mill Road, cross the bridge, and park in the area on the right. The preserve is located along a dirt road across the road, and slightly north of the parking area. It is marked by a sign. Follow this road 0.25 miles to the preserve trailhead, which is marked by a sign.
Landowner: The Nature Conservancy
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