Located off of Gilmore Pond Road on Peabody Hill Road in Jaffrey is a beautiful trail. The Gramwick Trail managed by the Monadnock Conservancy is a great place to get a short hike in by yourself or with your family. The Conservancy appears to be putting some work into the trail as there is a new parking lot with plenty of parking, a new sign and the start of a new kiosk. The parking lot is located on the left after you cross a small stream on Peabody Hill Road.
This is a perfect hike if you want something easy and short. The trail follows along the Monadnock Brook Reservoir allowing for many opportunities for beautiful views and bridges over streams, which are always fun this time of year. My daughter loved putting leaves in the water and watching them go down the stream.
I have an obsession with leaf covered bridges.
We also saw active signs of a beaver and my guess is there is a lot of wildlife here.
The trail is fairly easy to follow as it is marked with blue diamonds. Do take note on the way back you cannot see all of the trail makers so make sure you pay attention to where you are walking to ensure you stay on the trail.
The trail meanders along the shore line and into the woods ending at a view point with beautiful views of the Reservoir.
If you have a dog who loves the water, I guarantee they will love this trail, just like my Golden Retriever did.
It is only a mile to the end on a flat trail, two miles round trip, making this is a perfect trail for beginner hikers or hiking with young children or someone just wanting another beautiful view in the Monadnock Region..