Jamaica State Park

Jamaica & Londonderry; Windham County
1,097.30 Acres

Jamaica State Park Overlook Trail

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General Description:

The lands associated with Jamaica State Park are heavily forested, steep and rocky. They are typical of the West River Valley with white pine, red oak, and hemlock being the common tree species. Hiking trails are numerous as are peaceful spots to explore along the West River and Cobb Brook. It is one of the region’s most popular parks due to the excellent river access, the scenic trails and vistas, and the rail trail suitable for family biking and walking.

Unique Features:

Two miles of the West River Trail begins at the state park campground and provides for easy walking and biking.  This rail trail provides access to the West River, and views of popular spring and fall white water paddling events.  A loop hiking trail provides views from a vista looking south.   A popular 6-mile round trip hike to Hamilton Falls Natural Area starts and ends at the state park’s day use area.

Recreation Overview:

Camping, hiking, biking, swimming, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and fishing are common and popular activities here.

Planning Overview:

Forest Inventory and ecological analysis are taking place in 2014 to begin the process of formulating a new Long Range Management Plan (LRMP) for this property.