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Fisherville Brook Wildlife Refuge
Pardon Joslin Road, Exeter


The 937 acres of Fisherville Brook are loaded with wonderful scenery and pleasant hiking. There are bridges, a pond, a waterfall, an historic cemetery, a meadow, bird boxes, and more!

From the parking lot, start on the orange/blue trail and immediately take the blue loop farthest to your right. Be sure to look for a small sign to check out the cemetery and plan to spend some time resting at the bridge/waterfall. You can extend your hike by going right when you meet up with the orange trail again and/or including the yellow trail.


Length: 1.25 miles; about 2.75 miles if you extend your hike along the yellow and orange trails
Difficulty: moderate for children
Map: FishervilleBrookTrailMap
Dogs: to protect the fragile ecology of the refuge, please leave your dogs at home
You might want to bring: field guides

Click here for an extensive list of guidelines for hiking with kids.
Click here to visit the Fisherville Brook Wildlife Refuge website.

Get directions or follow ours: From Route 95, take exit 5A for Route 102 south. Continue on Route 102 south for about 5.3 miles. Turn left onto Widow Sweets Road (this is just before Exeter Town Hall). Take the second right onto Pardon Joslin Road (a dirt road). The refuge is on the right side after approximately 0.7 mile. Do NOT attempt to access Pardon Joslin Road via Hopkins Hill Road/Sunderland Road as a portion of this route is impassable by even the best of vehicles.

This Post Has 7 Comments

  1. The blue trail is really pretty, with a nice variety that kept our 7-year old daughter engaged. There’s also a red trail, across the street, that’s the longest in the refuge. Will check that out next time.

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