Mont Vernon, NH trails
The Morrissette Trail
Hike from the lowest to highest point in Mont Vernon by honoring & remembering those who fought or fight so hard to battle cancer! 700 feet of elevation gain (315' to 1015'). It's 5.1 miles long, but 4 miles of it can be done by car or bike! Bring your dog! Buy a hiking kit for $10 at Zahn’s Alpine Guesthouse (www.zahnsalpineguesthouse.com). The kit comes with a permit to walk on private property, a trail map, wristband and certificate of completion. $10 goes directly to select recipients who are battling cancer. Zahn's also has other hiking trail maps and things to do in the area.
Purgatory Falls Trail
Hike along a 3 mile scenic waterway that has 3 waterfalls and 300 feet of elevation gain (300' to 600'). You can start on the trail from the North (in Mont Vernon) or South (in Milford). There is limited parking, and the larger parking area is at the South point. After a half mile and past your first waterfall you enter Mont Vernon while looking across to Lyndeborough.
There are two other popular trails in Mont Vernon: Lamson Farm Trail and Wah Lum Trail. Contact the Mont Vernon Conservation Commission for more information. Mont Vernon also has a General Store (center of town on Rte 13) with hiking supplies, drinks and lunch/snack.
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