Want to get out for an easy but peaceful walk? Then the Sewells Falls trail is just what you are looking for. Since it is a mile or so from my abode, it is my go to trail. If I feel rambunctious I walk to the trail from my house if not I drive down to either the Sewells Falls Bridge or the end of Second Street and the whole 3 mile walk is mine to enjoy. Starting from the Sewells Falls end you have the Merrimack River on your left side for the entire trail. This flat walk is enjoyed year round by hikers, dog walkers, snowshoers and cross-country skiers. As you walk down the path the sound of rushing water, birds and the occasional hum of tires crossing the bridge fill your ears. You can stop and sit on a granite bench and just watch the water flow by or continue down the trail. You will soon come to a small bridge crossing over a small feeder brook. At this point you do climb a small hill but shortly after the trail flattens back out until you reach the parking lot at Second St or you can walk down to the beach and view the old dam. Continue to the left (after you reach the parking lot) and the trail makes a small loop for about a 1/2 mile. If you take this loop you can follow it down to a small beach or swim off the several small beaches along the trail. The whole trail can be hiked in 45 minutes at a brisk pace or take your time to watch for ducks, geese, birds, squirrels and the occasional beaver. There is a restroom located on the Sewells Falls side.
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