Town Benton, New Hampshire
Elevation 2,178 ft / 664 m
Area 136 acres / 0.55 km2
Conditions NHNordicSkating email group
As of November 16, 2023, Long Pond Road is closed for the winter at both the north and the south ends. It’s about 2.5 miles / 4 km in from the northern gate and about 5.5 miles / 9 km in from the southern gate. The closed gates are marked on the map. Zoom out to see them or click to open a zoomed-out map.
Long Pond is a scenic, undeveloped, and shallow body of water at moderately high elevation. It’s a bit of an effort to get to, but worth it.
Launch + Parking
There is only one way to access Long Pond: from the Long Pond Day Use Area , which is managed by the USFS and has picnic tables, a boat ramp, and a reasonable amount of parking. During the winter the road in is closed to vehicle traffic, so getting there requires walking, skiing, or mountain biking.