Alexandria, New Hampshire

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  • Bristol, New Hampshire

    Drive around Newfound Lake

    As a kid, I spent many of my summer and winter vacations on Newfound Lake in New Hampshire and can say without a doubt that it is one of the first places to spark my love for the outdoors. If your'e heading up to the White Mountains in the winter time to ski/snowboard, a drive around Newfound Lak...
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  • Alexandria, New Hampshire

    High Cabin

    5.0
    4 mi / 1275 ft gain
    High Cabin, located in Cardigan State Forest, is owned and operated by the Appalachian Mountian Club (AMC). It was originally built in 1931 and since renovated in 2004. Renovations included a new roof, siding, bunk beds, a wood stove, and a composting toilet. It comes supplied with wood, bunks(st...
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  • Orange, New Hampshire

    Hike Cardigan Mountain via the West Ridge Trail

    4.7
    3 mi / 1200 ft gain
    Cardigan Mountain is located in Cardigan Mountain State forest just outside of Canaan, New Hampshire.  Just make sure to go to The Cardigan Mountain state park parking lot, via Cardigan Mountain Road and not the AMC Cardigan Lodge. The trail begins right from the parking lot where there is a port...
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  • Gilford, New Hampshire

    Hike the Lockes Hill Trail

    4.0
    1.8 mi / 419 ft gain
    This trail, beginning at a parking lot adjacent to the lake, leads to one of the best views of Lake Winnipesaukee. Although not very high in elevation, it is one of the tallest crests in the area, providing some of the best views, and the actual hike is not challenging in most conditions. Due to ...
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  • Thornton, New Hampshire

    Welch Mountain and Dickey Mountain Loop

    5.0
    4.09 mi / 1617 ft gain
    This is a very well-marked and traveled trail, marked with yellow blazes. Start off at the trailhead (easy parking, $3 fee) and be sure to go counter-clockwise for the best route. The beginning of the trail meanders along next to a babbling brook and through forested terrain. The climb gets stead...
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  • Newbury, New Hampshire

    Hike to Lake Solitude, NH

    4.0
    4.8 mi / 2510 ft gain
    The two most popular routes to Lake Solitude are the Newbury Trail and Andrew Brook Trail.  The round-trip distance of the hikes are 4.8 miles and 3.8 miles. Both could be described as moderate in terms of difficulty. The Newbury trail is accessed from Lakeview Ave and Andrew Brook Trail can be a...
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  • Woodstock, New Hampshire

    Hike Mount Moosilauke via Gorge Brook Trail

    4.8
    7.4 mi / 2400 ft gain
    Mount Moosilauke is a 4000 footer located in the White Mountain Range of New Hampshire. The summit peaks at 4,802 feet with a prominence of 2,933 feet.If you're new to exploring the White Mountain range this will definitely be a great introduction to what it can offer. The Gorge Brook Trail is th...
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  • Concord, New Hampshire

    Hike to the Oak Hill Fire Tower

    4.0
    3 mi / 500 ft gain
    Climbing to the Fire Tower on Oak Hill is a great urban adventure, short enough for a lunch break trail run or a morning hike with the family. The trail is primarily wooded, with a panoramic view from the Fire Tower for those brave enough to ascend it's wooden steps.Park at the well signed dirt l...
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  • Warren, New Hampshire

    Hike the Mt. Moosilauke Glencliff Trail

    5.0
    7.1 mi / 2454 ft gain
    To get to the trailhead, take the 25N, turn right onto High Street and continue along this road until it comes to an end. The Mt Moosiulauke Glencliff Trail takes you through seven miles of forest and mountain scenery. The trail features impressive vistas and eye-catching wildflowers, which might...
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  • Thornton, New Hampshire

    Hike the Lafayette-Lincoln Loop

    2.3
    5.2 mi
    Begin at the Mt. Tecumseh trailhead. You will hike for 1.2 miles before your first vista. Continue from there another mile until you arrive at the junction with the Sosman Trail. Stay right and continue another 0.3 miles to reach the summit of Mt. Tecumseh. At just over 4,000' this peak offers in...
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  • Thornton, New Hampshire

    Hike Mount Tecumseh via Tripoli Road

    6.2 mi / 2545 ft gain
    This short hike starts out from the Tecumseh Trailhead parking lot along Tripoli Road at an elevation of 1,820 feet. The trail heads south from the parking area and almost immediately crosses a few brooks which may be difficult at high water. The first mile or so is a relatively gradual ascent. O...
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  • Benton, New Hampshire

    Hike Mount Moosilauke via Beaver Brook Trail

    7.6 mi / 3150 ft gain
    The trailhead is located along Lost River Road.  There is a $5.00 day use parking pass required.   The trail starts off on the Beaver Brook Trail (also the Appalachian Trail).  The trail consists of cascades of rocks, wood-block steps and metal rungs (not all entirely in tact).  It is very often ...
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  • Hartford, Vermont

    Camp at Quechee State Park

    4.0
    Located on the Ottauquechee River, Quechee State Park offers camping options right beside one of Vermont's most famous gorges—Quechee Gorge. The steel bridge that passes over the 165 ft. gorge is just one of many spectacular views in this area. Quechee State Park is on Route 4 and easily accessi...
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  • Lincoln, New Hampshire

    Photograph Fall Foliage on the Kancamagus Highway

    4.0
    32 mi / 2855 ft gain
    Driving the Kancamagus Highway is something you can do as a way to cross the White Mountain National Forest quickly from I-93 in the east to Conway, or it can be an entire day's activity. In the fall, it's almost impossible not to stop at every turn-off on the scenic highway as it winds through t...
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  • Lincoln, New Hampshire

    Osceola Mountain via Greeley Pond

    4.0
    6.8 mi / 2677 ft gain
    Start out at the Greeley Pond trailhead off of the Kancamagus Highway. After 1.3 miles the trail splits--bear right to get onto the Mt. Osceola Trail. Continue 1.5 miles to the summit. This summit hike offers a different kind of reward. Views are limited from the peak of Mt. Osceoloa, which allow...
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  • Lincoln, New Hampshire

    Summit Mount Hancock and South Hancock

    9.8 mi / 2220 ft gain
    The Hancock trailhead is located at the infamous hairpin turn of the Kancamagus Highway in the White Mountains. The trail itself crosses the road and starts at 2000 feet of elevation on the Hancock Notch trail. It remains fairly flat for the first 3 miles of the trail. After 1.8 miles you will hi...
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Camping and Lodging in Alexandria

Campton Campground
Thornton, New Hampshire

Campton Campground

Waterville Campground
Waterville Valley, New Hampshire

Waterville Campground

Lincoln / Woodstock KOA Holiday
Thornton, New Hampshire

Lincoln / Woodstock KOA Holiday

Union Village Dam Picnic Area (Vt)
Thetford, Vermont

Union Village Dam Picnic Area (Vt)

Russell Pond Campground
Woodstock, New Hampshire

Russell Pond Campground

Osceola Vista Campground
Tripoli Road

Osceola Vista Campground

Guides, Insights and Stories from Alexandria

Our Favorite New Hampshire Adventures

Our Favorite New Hampshire Adventures

The Outbound Collective

10 Family-Friendly Hikes in New Hampshire

10 Family-Friendly Hikes in New Hampshire

The Outbound Collective

The Perfect Fall Highway -  Kancamagus Hwy, New Hampshire

The Perfect Fall Highway - Kancamagus Hwy, New Hampshire

Anaïs N.

How to Crush the Presidential Traverse in a Single Day

How to Crush the Presidential Traverse in a Single Day

Danielle Tourigny