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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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Mt. Osceola to Greeley Ponds

If you want to experience New Hampshire's White Mountains `in the raw', yet know that you're safe, and like spectacular views of not only wide vistas but also serene mountain... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 January 2017
Trace K
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Waterville Valley, New Hampshire
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Waterville Valley, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

If you want to experience New Hampshire's White Mountains `in the raw', yet know that you're safe, and like spectacular views of not only wide vistas but also serene mountain lakes in total peace and tranquility, this 9 mile hike is for you. Mt. Osceola is attainable from Tripoli Rd., and is a relatively easy trail up. Once at the... More 

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Thank Trace K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

I just wanted to clarify, this pond is not in Waterville Town Square, there is no boating or kayaking and def not a sandy beach. This pond is accessible via hiking trail only and I would reserve several hours for an out and back. It is located in a remote area. Just wanted to clarify in case anyone was reading... More 

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Thank Toni S
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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Thank Bden99
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 10 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 23 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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