Facility Activities

There are four hiking trails on the refuge: Wapack trail (4.0 miles on the refuge), Cliff trail (1.1 miles), and Ted’s and Carolyn’s trails (3 miles on the refuge). 

Hiking and through-backpacking are popular along the refuge trails, which lead to the peak of North Pack Monadnock. Located on the refuge, this small mountain offers a beautiful view of the surrounding area and Mount Monadnock. 

Hawk watching is popular along the mountaintops during peak migration. Many species of birds and other animals may be encountered throughout the year. 

Snowshoeing and cross-country skiing on the trails are popular in wintertime, and are permitted during daylight hours when there is sufficient snow cover. 

The higher elevations provide wonderful opportunities for birding during hawk migration.

Many refuges champion wildlife viewing as a key recreational activity.

Wapack NWR is viewed by many as a “hiker’s refuge”. Many people visit the refuge specifically to hike its trails. The final four miles of the 21 mile-long Wapack Trail begins at the southern boundary of the refuge, ascends and passes over the summit of North Pack Monadnock...

Views from the higher elevations provide commanding views of the surrounding countryside. 

Snowshoes provide a whole different visitor experience when conditions allow.