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Map 11: Morono Park Trails

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  1. Walking trails
Trail Access
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The Morono Park trail can be accessed from Second Street. Take Route 3 to Sewalls Falls Road and turn right onto Second Street (between Beaver Meadow School and Beaver Meadow Golf Course). Park in a small parking lot on the left just before the railroad tracks. There is additional parking further down the road on the right in a NH Fish and Game lot. The Morono Park Trails are on the right side of the street before the railroad tracks.

The Trails

Hiking travel time: about 90 minutes 
Distance: about 2 miles total

Just before the railroad tracks, on the right, a wide path goes down a small hill then winds around to the left, parallel to the railroad tracks. It soon bears right around the old river with Sewalls Island lies between the old river and the Merrimack River. Continue along the trail and the water for about ten minutes, to reach a junction with a narrower trail that goes both to the right and to the left. The right hand trail makes a longer loop, winding through a field below a wooded hill. Both loops return to the main trail, which continues south to end at the State Prison property. DO NOT CROSS ONTO THE STATE PRISON PROPERTY. Return the way you came.

From the Fish and Game parking lot, there is a trail to the right of the kiosk that leads down to the river to two handicapped accessible fishing piers, with a short path between them. See Map 10 for more details.

Because of the interesting features along the trail, plan a longer stay. It is an easy trail for hiking and cross-country skiing. 

History
The Morono Park was named after Frank Morono who worked for the City of Concord for 34 years. He was a member of the Fire Department from 1947-1964, building inspector from 1965-1978, and head of the City Building Department from Feb. 1979-Aug. 1981. He spent a lot of his free time fishing, hiking and cross-country skiing in this area.