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Chambers Memorial Reserve

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Features

  1. Pond
  2. Riverfront Trail
  3. Trails

Description 

The Chambers Memorial Reserve consists of 0.75 miles of trail and is rated 3 or moderate. The trails are on 19 acres and pass by a kettle pond, through a wildflower meadow, and go down to the Connecticut River. 

Parking 

From NH 10 North, turn left on Wyeth Road (flashing light). Then, left again on Chambers Road, and right onto Faraway Lane. Please do not park along the north side of the road.

Geology 

Chambers Park features a variety of geomorphic features of glacial origin. The wooded ridge along the Connecticut River is an esker, formed by glacial debris, after the last glacier receded. The small pond near the entrance to the park is a glacial "kettle hole pond" (common throughout New England), created when a block of ice surrounded by debris melted away, leaving a depression that filled with water.

Flora & Fauna 

The varied habitats support an even wider variety of plants and animals. The park is home to chipmunks, foxes, frogs, waterfowl and songbirds. White pine, hemlock and white oak dominate the forest, while dogwoods are found in the moist soils around the pond. The meadow and woods are home to numerous wildflowers including fringed polygala, white and purple violets, wild strawberries, hawkweed, pinks, yellow rattle and pink ladyslippers.

History 

In 1973, Chambers Park was dedicated to the memory of William Chambers, MD, a respected physician and naturalist. In 1997, the Connecticut River Watershed Council, the original recipient of the property, transferred ownership to the City of Lebanon, and gave a conservation easement to the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests. The park is maintained by the City of Lebanon, and is managed by the Lebanon Conservation Commission.

Management Plan 

View the Chambers Memorial Reserve Management Plan (PDF).

Chambers Memorial Reserve Area Map