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Address: Waterville Valley, NH
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If you like to hike, fish or just enjoy being outdoors, visit Upper and...

If you like to hike, fish or just enjoy being outdoors, visit Upper and Lower Greeley Ponds.

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It's a good hike. The journey is the best part

There's nothing really amazing about this pond. It's the trip there that's the best part. Great views of nature along the way. I also wouldn't swim in Greeley Pond. I believe it... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 July 2016
Mike M
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Braintree, Massachusetts
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Manchester, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

This is a fairly moderate hike from Waterville Valley. The trail was relocated in the last few years due to damage from tropical storm Irene. The ponds themselves are scenic and also contain quite a population of brook trout. It is s great setting for a relaxing day.

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Braintree, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

There's nothing really amazing about this pond. It's the trip there that's the best part. Great views of nature along the way. I also wouldn't swim in Greeley Pond. I believe it does have leeches. Might be a good place to fish though. In any case I recommend the hike whether starting in waterville valley or on the kankamagus highway.

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Thank Mike M
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

We took the trail from the Kancamagus Highway up & down to the Upper Greeley Pond. It was a beautiful day in June when we went, with little wind. The pond itself is beautiful (see photo!). Take the hike (it's an easy trail, with one stream you need to cross early) and worth the time! The hike was 3.2 miles... More 

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Thank John B
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

This is a small pond in the center of Waterville Valley. You can rent kayaks, canoes and paddle boards. There is also a small beach. Not a destination beach.

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Closter, New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2015

We knew there was boating (Kayaks, canoes, paddle boats and SUP), but did not know how small the pond really is. Nice for a short trip, but do not go planning on spending a long time boating.

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Thank ChanNJ
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2015

The pond is great to cool off in. Although it's COLD. A quick little paddle around the pond is also relaxing. Nice sand beach as well.

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Waterville Valley, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

The rating applies to past hikes. The Waterville Valley access to this trail was severely damaged by Tropical storm Irene. Repairs are ongoing but the trail is closed. In the past this was a beautiful hike out to some secluded ponds. The trail was relatively easy and followed a stream that had some bridge crossings. I look forward to the... More 

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Plymouth, MA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2013

The area is beautiful! and there is a lot for everyone to do year round. The condo's location was great, but the interior shabby and not clean.

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Southington, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2013

We swam in the pond- very clean- sandy beach! We boated every day! Canoes and kayaks were readily available.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2013

The trail is not open all the way to the Pond from the Waterville Valley side. It is an easy trail. (unless you cross the water (difficult-never done it without getting wet) and take the trail to Scaur.

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