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Mt. Israel

Mt. Israel, one of New Hampshire’s “52 With a View,” is located in Sandwich, NH. 

There are several trails to the summit, the most popular being the Wentworth Trail which is a 4 mile out and back. At the end of Diamond Ledge Road, the Wentworth trailhead lies next to a white AMC meetinghouse. It’s a relatively easy hike with rewarding views at the summit as it looks onto Chocorua and the rest of the Sandwich Range. Going up, things are quite steep but it makes for a speedy trip down. About 1 mile into the Wentworth Trail there’s a small creek you must cross. There is a false summit towards the end of this hike - when you reach this point turn right where you can see the true summit higher up. The trail continues to the true summit, going down a little first before going up.

Off of Sandwich Notch Road is where the Guinea Pond Trailhead is located. This is a longer out and back that totals about 6.5 miles. This trail gives access to the beautiful Guinea Pond and starts around center Sandwich.

The Foothills Cafe and Curio, in downtown Sandwich, serves breakfast, lunch and dinner not far from the trailhead. They have daily sandwich and dinner specials as well as breakfast pastries and smoothies.

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