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PACK ADVENTURE: Mast Road Natural Area in Epping

Pack Adventures are hiking events that happen during the week. They attract a smaller group of people which is perfect for dogs that need some additional space in a group.

For our first November Pack Adventure (weather dependent), we are headed to the Mast Road Natural Area in Epping which was acquired by SELT in 2011. It consists of 531 acres of forest and wetlands along the federally designated Wild & Scenic Lamprey River.

Natural and archaeological features of this area include:

  • 3,200 feet of Lamprey River frontage
  • Wetlands and streams
  • Red Maple floodplain forest
  • Black gum basin swamp
  • Pitch pine-heath swamp
  • Upland hemlock-hardwood-pine forest

We will hike the Black Gum Trail to the Old Piggery Trail and then take the Lamprey River Trail Loop for approximately 3 miles total. If time and weather allow, we can also take the out and back Beauchesne Farm Trail which adds an additional .4 miles to the hike.

In addition, participants will receive an entry towards our November giveaways (must sign in), which will be drawn on December 1st.

Level 1-1.5, hike is 3 – 3.4 miles roundtrip with a 65 ft. elevation gain. Trail is mostly flat and wide with several boardwalks. See trail map.

COST: Must preregister for this event. 

  • Members – N/C (use Pack Adventure coupon code found in Members-only Facebook group)
  • Non-members – $7/person*
  • Purchase a 10-walk punch card for $60 (good for Pack Adventures, Doggy Socials (w/o an expert) Official Club Walks, and Pop Up Walks)
  • *If you are paying for this event with a punch card, email with “RSVP Mast Road Natural Area Pack Adventure – punch card” in the subject line. Thank you!

Full refund issued if cancellation received 48 hours prior to event start time, otherwise no refund if canceled after. 

The Mast Rd. Natural Area is located at 98-64 Mast Road, Epping, NH. We will be parked at Gate 3. If the lot is full, there is also parking along the road. See trail map for Gate 3 location.

Please review our Club Guidelines, sign our Liability Waivers & Release Forms, and read our covid guidelines on our Events & Activities page.

If weather or covid conditions make gathering and walking unsafe, the event will be cancelled and announced in the Event section of the Facebook Group and on this Calendar page.

If you have questions, text/call (603) 815-2453 or email

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