Deering is a small town in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. We are so small that we do not have our own zip code, rather we share 03244 with our larger neighbor, Hillsborough.

About one-third of the land in Deering is conserved as forest or active farms (approximately 7160 acres). This reflects a conscious decision by Deering residents to actively conserve natural features of their town. Follow this link to download a map of all the protected lands in Deering.

There are many trails in town and lakes and ponds that offer possibilities for fossicking on the water. Follow this link to view and download a map that shows hiking trails in Deering. Many of the ‘trails’ are Class 6 roads that offer rustic rambles usually through wooded landscapes on a more or less level surface. An example is Falls Rd. The best developed trails are found in the Hedgehog Mountain forest and adjoining Wilson Hill (‘High Five’), and in the Deering-Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary.

In this blog I will describe trails as I explore them myself. I will also include pictures of flowers, mushrooms and other components of natural history of our town.

We invite everybody to get outside and enjoy nature.

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