Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Dogs Tails Are Waggin' At Wagon Hill Farm in Durham, NH

 As a new resident and pet sitter serving clients in the Dover, NH, area I am finding a lot of dog friendly areas to stroll through and Wagon Hill Farm  in Durham, NH, is no exception. 

The locals told me that I couldn't miss Wagon Hill Farm if I tried because, of course, there is an old wagon to greet me at the entrance but these lovely people residents have no idea I can miss just about anything put in front of me! 

So for those who share my blonde roots or for those who are simply new to the area the directions from Dover to Wagon Hill Farm are as follows:

  • Cross the bridge on Route 4 West which brings you into Durham
  • From the lights at the 4 way intersection with Route 4, Black River Road, and Cedar Point Road, travel 0.5 miles
  • Turn left onto the access road and immediately after passing the field with the wagon perched on the hilltop
  • There is a lower lot on the left, about 0.05 miles in with room for about 12 cars 
  • Or continue for another 0.05 miles to arrive at the upper parking lot on the left  where there is room for about 8 cars

This is possibly the most beautiful, well-kept preserved farm and trail in the Seacoast. There are three walking areas – one along the bay, one through the woods and another through the fields. History buffs will find the family cemetery plot down near the swimming area (no lifeguard). Rural views of this 130-acre farm are sure to win your dog's paw of approval, fur sure!

Wagon Hill Farm is a 140 acre farm, which was purchased by the town of Durham to preserve this beautiful resource.  Enjoy the many habitats, including a grassy field, wooded forest and salt water with your four-legged friend today!


  1. Are the dogs actually allowed down at the waterfront / swimming area? I couldn't find that information on the website. Thanks for posting this, I'm always looking for new places to take the "kids." (And my real kids too. ;) )

  2. Wow! That place looks like it's totally worth the drive if you live anywhere near the area! Wish we lived close by!

    The Road Dogs

  3. Wish we could go....but we're too far away.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

  4. Awww Welcome Back!!!!!!!

    Glad to see you've found this most amazing trail and walk!! It looks just lovely! Take care

  5. Awww....can you pleeze move dat place a wittle bit closer to Florida?

  6. I'll have to take another look at that spot! My brother is at UNH, and the last time I went to visit him I took the dogs there. But it was muddy and we only found one short path. I left a little disappointed, but I think I'll print the map and try again!

  7. sure looks like a nice place
    Benny & Lily

  8. How interesting my momma used to live in dover, nh!


  9. Hello..we had to stop by as we live in Durham..but Durham NE UK!

    Looks like a great place to take a walk.

    Big Nose Pokes
    The Thugletsx

  10. Looks wonderful -- sure wish we lived closer! :)

    Happy Thursday woofs & hugs! <3

    ~Bailey (Yep, I'm a girl!)

  11. It looks wonderful!!
    Hope you are happy April!!
    xx, Tinker & Fern

  12. Been thinking of you.... What a beautiful place!


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