Andrew Brook Forest

A view of Lake Solitude from Andrew Brook Trail in autumn.
Lake Sunapee from Sunset Hill at the Forest Society's Hay Reservation in Newbury

About the Property

The 126-acre Andrew Brook Forest was protected in 2010 and 2016, partially to safeguard access to the eastern side of Mount Sunapee for hikers, hunters and fishermen. Portions of the Andrew Brook Forest are rich in sugar maple (Acer saccharum) and you may see tubing from active sugaring operations as you hike. Andrew Brook and its tributaries meander throughout this acreage, creating beautiful mossy pools and cascades and providing habitat for numerous wildlife species.

The Andrew Brook Trail climbs steeply from the trailhead on Mountain Road in Newbury 1.9 miles to Lake Solitude on the eastern slopes of Mount Sunapee. The trail crosses Andrew Brook multiple times on the way up (be aware in high water it may be difficult to cross without getting wet feet). Lake Solitude can be enjoyed from its shoreline, or from White ’s Ledges above (a short but steep additional 0.3 miles).

Visitor Use Guidelines

Please see our Visitor Use Guidelines page for a complete list of rules and regulations for Forest Society reservations

Try an Outing on the Forest Society's Mobile App, Powered by OuterSpatial

A QR code for an outing.
Scan this QR code with your smartphone
Visitors to Forest Society reservations can now access information about land and trail maps easily from their mobile devices. Using the OuterSpatial platform, the Forest Society's mobile application is free and available for both iPhone and Android devices

Andrew Brook Outing: This interpretive outing provides interesting information about the natural and cultural history of the area you are hiking through on the Andrew Brook Trail.