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Shelburne is an ideal place to enjoy the great outdoors! 

Chester C. Hayes Memorial Park

If you want a place to enjoy a great afternoon BBQ or have the kids burn off some energy, the Chester C. Hayes Memorial Park is the place!

With a large covered pavilion, two BBQ grills, a brand new swing set and a large open ball field, there's plenty of room to spread out and enjoy a day outside. 

There is no cost to rent the picnic pavilion, however, we do recommend calling the Town Office to reserve the day of your event. 

 (Please note there is no alcohol permitted in the Hall or the Park)


When it comes to hiking in this part of the country, no trail is more famous than the Appalachian Trail.  It cuts right through the middle of Shelburne and there are quite a few places to hop right on! Whether you're looking for just a quick afternoon jaunt or to continue all the way to Maine (or Georgia!), this is a great place to start.


In addition to the Appalachian, there are about 40 miles of other trails perfect for experiencing the mountains, local wildlife and quiet solitude. Our own Shelburne Trails Club, along with the Appalachian Mountain Club, has created a fantastic map with all of these trails and some great information. It is available for purchase at the Town Office.


The Androscoggin River boasts some of the area's best kayaking. There are a few places you can launch your kayak or canoe to enjoy a day on the water!

Northern Forest Canoe Trail

Paddling Androscoggin in Shelburne (ely)

Winter Activites

Being located in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, we are within a quick ride to numerous skiing facilities. Several of our trails are also perfect for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. 

Wildcat Mountain

Cranmore Mountain Resort

Sunday River (ME)

Attitash Mountain Resort

Mt. Abram (ME)

Great Glen Trails


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