Parks and Recreation

Contact Info
Bill Chaisson, Property and Land-use Clerk
PO Box 72
9 Kearsarge Valley Road
Wilmot, NH 03287

11 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday

Parks and Recreation Details

Winslow State Park


Although there are several ponds in Wilmot, there is no Town-owned beach.  However, the Wilmot Community Association maintains the Timmy Patten Beach, which is open to all Wilmot residents.


Wilmot’s Town Green is located next to the Town Office Building at 9 Kearsarge Valley Road and offers a large lawn area, a gazebo, benches, and picnic tables. The town holds a concert series at the bandstand in July and August. For the annual schedule of shows, see the Bandstand page.

Winslow State Park is located in Wilmot at 475 Kearsarge Mountain Road.  There is a hiking trail to the summit, gazebo, picnic areas, and a playground.  For more information, please see the NH State Parks and Recreation site.


Wilmot has two playgrounds.  The first is located next to the Town Ball Field between Pine Hill Road and Route 11 and the second is located at Winslow State Park.

Red efts are a common sight on the hiking trails around Wilmot.
Conserved Land

Gile State Forest – Gardner Memorial Wayside Park – wildlife viewing area near Springfield/Wilmot border on Rt. 4A; access to Butterfield Pond.

Langenau Forest – Society for the Preservation of New Hampshire Forests reservation; access to network of trails that extends into New London

R.H. Webb Forest Preserve – overseen by the Forest Society; adjacent to Langenau Forest

Bog Mountain Wildlife Management Area – overseen by N.H. Fish and Game

Hall #2 – former Donald Hall farm; overseen by the Forest Society; adjacent to other Ragged Mountain conservation easements

Cassey Brook Preserve – overseen by Ausbon Sargent Land Preservation Trust; entrance on Wilmot Center Road near New London/Wilmot line 

Hiking Trails in the Region
In Wilmot

Sunapee-Ragged-Kearsarge (SRK) Greenway

Bog Mountain Trail

Mount Kearsarge – Winslow and Barlow Trails

Northern Rail Trail

Langenau Forest Trail

Webb Forest Interpretative Trail

Near Wilmot

Esther Currier Wildlife Refuge – New London

Cascade Loop – Pleasant Lake, New London

Bunker Loop – Pleasant Lake, New London

Wolf Tree Trail – Pleasant Lake, New London

Other trails maintained by New London Conservation Commission

Ausbon Sargent Land Preservation Trust trails near Pleasant Lake

Ragged Mountain – New Canada Road, Danbury

Ragged Mountain – Ives Road, Andover

Mount Kearsarge – Rollins and Lincoln Trails, Warner

Public Fishing Access

State fishing regulations

In Wilmot

Butterfield Pond – cold-water brook trout pond; remote walk-in access; no motors allowed

Eagle Pond – boat access from Rt. 4

Piper Pond – warm-water pond; town right-of-way to shore

White Pond – cold-water brook trout pond; shore and bank access; no motors

Near Wilmot

Pleasant Lake, New London – trout and landlocked salmon; public boat ramp at Elkins Dam

Little Lake Sunapee, New London – rainbow trout; public boat ramp at the west end


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