Outdoor Recreation: Parks

West Rattlesnake and Five-Finger Point

Address: Pinehurst Road, Sandwich, NH 03227
Phone: (603) 968-7336 (Squam Lakes As

There are two routes up West Rattlesnake — the very easy Bridle Path Trail from Route 113 and the much-less-traveled, somewhat steeper Pasture Trail from Pinehurst Road. West Rattlesnake is beloved for the incredible views it offers after comparatively little climbing. Even small children can reach these ledges and enjoy a picnic “on top of the world.” (But keep them away from the edge!) You may choose to continue along the Ridge Trail to East Rattlesnake, or take a detour from the Pasture Trail to explore Five-Finger Point, a small peninsula, shaped vaguely like a hand, which allows you to walk close to the water, wade along the secluded beaches and nibble on wild blueberries.

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