A vast area of protected forest and a pond in north central Keene
An extensive forest with many brooks, wetlands and some trees that have been undisturbed since 1868. An excellent habitat for birds and mammals. Included in this area are Goose Pond, Drummer Hill and the Ministry Lot. The City of Keene created Goose Pond in 1868 as an additional water supply but stopped using the water in the 1930’s. Trails and old roads lead into this area from many directions. From the parking lot a trail leads uphill. It is an easy ten minute walk to the pond.
To get there: From Central Square take Court Street north to East Surry Road. The marked parking lot for Goose Pond is about half a mile up the road on the right.