Since the Town’s Target Shooting Ordinance was put in place, unmanaged target shooting has diminished in the Musquash. Hunting is allowed during fall hunting seasons. We recommend wearing bright orange. Also as a side note, you can hear gun fire anytime of year coming from the Londonderry Fish & Game Club that just happens to be located adjacent to the Musquash since 1951.

Musquash parking is at any of four locations – Hickory Hill Road, Sara Beth Lane, Tanager Way and Faucher Road.

Musquash Conservation Area is Londonderry’s largest conservation tract. The area includes over 1,000 acres of land with an extensive marked trail system, including 20+ miles of managed trails. Musquash trails are supervised and managed by the Londonderry Conservation Commission with support from Londonderry Trailways and Commission volunteers during seasonal work days. Terrain ranges from easy flat walking to surface roots, ruts, rocks with up and downhill grades. There is lots of water in the Musquash as well.

This area is large enough to get lost in, use a map and tell someone where you are going. Bring bug spray, water and a phone.


Smartphone user? Search for “Musquash Map” in the PDFMaps Mobile App for iPhone and Android at:

Editors note: I just downloaded the Avenza PDF Maps App to my iPhone for the first time. It says its $4.99 but I don’t think I was charged. The Avenza Maps (non PDF is $20). This seems like a very cool app. I found the Mushquash Map and it is now downloaded to my phone (or iPAD) where I can easily zoom or rotate. I can see many other maps in our area and beyond. Looking forward to giving this a try!

For really great detailed information about the Musquash Conservation Area visit the Town of Londonderry Conservation Commission page here:

Also visit the Conservations Commissions wonderful Outdoor Recreation Guide that can take you to detailed info on any Conservation Area in town: