This 94-acre recreation area is filled with trails and has a boat launch, bridges and plenty of opportunities for fishing. Camping and cross-country skiing are available at the park. You can do it in the winter like our friend Lily is pictured to get some extreme riding in or to watch the extreme skiers and boarders or you can take her advice and time your adventure when the Alpine Garden is blooming in early summer. No matter what your ability, we have thousands of trail miles to explore, including 1,200 in White Mountain National Forest and the most popular backcountry stretch of the Appalachian Trail. The editors at Backpacker have created an extensive collection of popular trails and trips for hiking and backpacking New Hampshire. Riding a snowmobile is much easier than driving a car.
Pierce Island State Park Spofford Lake. This hike gives you every experience including delicious wild strawberries, blueberries, and tons of wildlife! Franconia Notch State Park hikers, please for more information regarding parking. It also has ball fields, a playground, and a pond for trout fishing. Mountain valley terrain dominates this charming New Hampshire hike that combines dirt mountain road and forest-covered trails. Many of their programs are focused on watersheds and riparian systems.
With plenty of parking available and hours spanning from 6 a. Annett Wayside Park is part of the 1,494 acre Annett State Forest and is located near the Cathedral of the Pines National Shrine. Monadnock from the parking area on the south side; use Old Toll Rd. Nesting hawks, soaring ravens, and playful gray jays will grace you with their company. .
Though there is no playground equipment here, this area would be a nice quiet place for a family picnic. Mount Major has one of the best views of Lake Winnipesaukee with three trails that hikers can take to the summit or make a loop out of. There is also a separate play area for toddlers. If warm breezes, the sound of waves lapping the shore, and dazzling celestial displays are your thing — think about pitching a tent at one of our. There are flush toilet restrooms, a sandy beach, picnic tables, grills and two group shelters which may be reserved. It is a beautiful spot for picnicking.
You reach Sharon Ledges within the first few minutes of the hike, which provides spectacular views of the forests down below and the tops of Watatic and Monadnock in the distance. Not your cup of tea? Camping reservations can be made in advance by calling ReserveAmerica at 877-nhparks 647-2757 or visiting. Cardigan; starting at Cardigan Lodge, use Holt Trail, Holt-Clark Cutoff, Vistamont Trail, and Skyland Trail. This must-try New Hampshire hiking trail ends at Arethusa Falls, the single longest drop in New England. This is the most direct route to the summit, which allows you to reach the top in just under 4.
The most climbed mountain in North America offers spectacular 100-mile views of the surrounding countryside and all six New England states from its 3,165-foot rocky summit. Here you'll find a beautiful view of the dam and the opportunity to drive across it. They will take you up steep and challenging trails to ridges above treeline that traverse the towering summits in the White Mountains. Scenic walking paths are also available at this park, with two mighty bridges that have been used to cross Baboosic Brook as far back as colonial times, kid-sized waterfalls, and a rock pond. Finding the trailhead: From Groton, take Sculptured Rocks Road and follow signs to the parking area. Ducks, Canada geese, great blue herons and green herons can all be spotted from the park. Blueberry patches and wild strawberries.
It offers many amenities, including two playgrounds — one for toddlers and preschoolers and one for older children. Once at the summit, enjoy 360-degree views of Canaan and the White Mountains. The last position is the standing position. Slides that jiggle and walkways that wiggle will delight guests. Camping reservations can be made in advance by calling ReserveAmerica at 877-nhparks 647-2757 or visiting.
Hiking Whether it's a low-key amble through a salt marsh or a challenging ascent of a granite cliff face, hiking and climbing in New Hampshire will lead to scenes you'll return to often in your daydreams. Griffin Park is immaculate and even provides doggie bag stations for those walking their dogs here. Mount Monadnock, 3,165 feet high, can be seen standing alone 12 miles to the west. Located in the baseball fields complex, the Funway Playground offers state-of-the-art equipment such as swings, slides, bridges, ladders and zip lines, and will please even the most active child. Even if you do, you'll end up somewhere beautiful.
Don't fret, by the time the spring thaw passes, the rapids tame a bit for family-friendly excursions. As you climb the North Mountain Trail you'll pass the Round Pond, a number of beaver ponds and an unusual boulder field. New Hampshire's White Mountains host the most dangerous weather in the United States. Spectacular fall foliage from endless vistas From the mountains into the southern foothills, fall descends on the Adirondacks' millions of acres of forests with brilliant colors and one of the. New Hampshire alone boasts of over 7,000 miles of recognized snowmobile tracks and trails just waiting to be explored! Gates are open during daylight hours from mid-May and close in early November. There are environmental centers devoted to teaching families just how precious our natural world is. These are a result of Bemis Brook, which the trail follows to the top.