A 1.6-mile loop trail begins with an open field before entering forest grown up along old farm roads. A scenic section along Nubanusit Brook leads to a northernmost viewpoint across wide wetlands. Via two cable bridges or a pull-along skiff (see photos), hikers can cross Nubanusit Brook to access Sargent Center trails.
The Harris Center for Conservation Education with help from Peterborough's land conservation fund purchased the 109-acre property in 2014. It's named after longtime owner and well-known chef Hiroshi Hayashi, honoring his deep connection to the land.
The trailhead is located on Route 137, 2 miles north of Route 101 and the Citgo station at Carr's Store. A parking area is located across the street from the mailbox labeled 433.(see photos)
There is a trail map at the trailhead kiosk and on the Harris Center website.
To read the story of how this land was conserved, click here.
Photo by Laurel Swope-Brush