I'm not sure what kind of snake this is, but is was swimming pretty fast and I was happy to get a picture. This was a flooded area of the grass, not the actual pond. Here is a link to the NH website about snakes: NH Snakes
We hadn't seen this beaver dam before. This was a view from the dirt road.
We weren't sure what kind of butterflies these were, but there were a lot of them.
We walked back along Route 3 from the dirt road back to the trailhead parking lot. The photo does not do the actual view justice. It flattens out the view of the pond and wetlands. The trailhead is across the street from Green's Marine on Route 3 in Hooksett, NH. An easy walking trail along the old railroad bed, with beautiful views of ponds.
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