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Peaks
Peaks Kenoza Lake (Haverhill), MA
Trails
Trails: Dudley Porter Trail, Shore Trail, Merrill Trail, road walk
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: plenty of parking at the many pulloffs around Kenoza Lake - free 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: no issues 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: lots of dogs 
Bugs
Bugs: snow fleas 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Stayed somewhat local. I though this was a 2.5 mile loop but turned out more like 4.8 miles to circle the lake and "The Basin". Winnikenni Castle, which is on the property, is closed, but you can walk around it. NOTE: big signs that face masks are required but the reality was a bit different... I'll leave it at that. ANYWAY, snow was I guess 6+ inches thick, somewhat slushy on top, lots of foot print divots. If it warms up much more, it will be difficult to do without snowshoes. I just used goretex sneakers and was able to jog most all of these trails - kind of like running in sand.... s l o w but low impact. Very scenic. At the northern end, the trail does not go along the water because the water treatment plant is in the way, but you can walk along the berm which was quite slushy and had a few duck dropping on the bare earth areas.  
Name
Name: Becca Munroe 
E-Mail
E-Mail: beccahiker@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-02-23 
Link
Link: http:// 
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