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Old 08-13-2009, 12:15 PM   #1
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Default Hiking on Islands?

I know that both Bear and Rattlesnake Islands have great wallking/hiking trails. Is there any public docking, or any way that non-residents can hike on islands other than the LRCT properties Stonedam and 5 Mile?
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Old 08-13-2009, 12:57 PM   #2
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There are no public hiking or walking trails on the northern half of Bear Island. And I don't know of any public docking on the southern half of Bear Island.
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Old 08-13-2009, 02:30 PM   #3
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Default LRCT islands

There are a number of islands on Winnipesaukee that belongs to the Lakes Region Conservatory Trust. Two, I know have walking trails and a dock for your use. They are Stonedam and Blanchard Island. You can go on their web site for more info. LRCT do control the inside of Ratllesnake Island and there was a dock to use. I was told the island residents were complaining about vandalism and the land is now off limits. Not sure if this is true. LRCT owns Timber Island, but the three island residents wants no trespassing.
I think 3 Mile Island belongs to Appalacian Mountain Club. If you are a member you may hike the island and use the AMC facilities on the island.
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Old 08-13-2009, 02:48 PM   #4
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The LRCT doesn't own Timber Island. It is privately owned and trespassing is not allowed. The LRCT does have an easement to prevent development but that doesn't change the no trespassing.

I understand the dock to access Rattlesnake is gone and has yet to be replaced.
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Old 08-13-2009, 02:59 PM   #5
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Ragged Island has docking space and a nicely marked hiking trail around the island. The blueberries there are probably nice and ripe about now too. Shhh, don't tell anyone....
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