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Alton, New Hampshire

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Dayton, Maine

    Cross Country Ski the Trails at Harris Farm

    Harris Farm is a great place for beginner cross country skiing or to hone in on already developed skills. They provide rentals ($15pp) and the network of trails is several miles long. The trails range from green (easy) to red/black (more difficult). I personally love hanging out on the blue trail...
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  • Wells, Maine

    Hike the Carson Trail in Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge

    4.0
    1 mi / 0 ft gain
    Pull into the well marked Wildlife Refuge off Port Rd. There's several official building as well as an interpretive center and bathroom very close to the parking lot.The only trail, the Carson Trail, is feet from the parking area. It's an extremely well groomed gravel trail easily accessible for ...
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  • Wells, Maine

    Hike to Laudholm Beach at Wells National Estuarine Reserve

    1.5 mi / 0 ft gain
    From the main parking area take the Beach Barrier Trail which takes you through several different types of environment; fields, forests, and marshland before reaching Laudholm Beach to further explore or take a dip.Walk the length of Laudholm Beach if you have time where barrier beaches protect a...
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  • Ogunquit, Maine

    Watch the Sunrise from the Marginal Way Trail

    5.0
    2 mi / 70 ft gain
    Park near the Oceanside Oarweed restaurant or any other public spots on the cove's peninsula. Marginal Way is a nicely paved 1.25 mile out and back path, perfect for a morning walk or run on the rocky coast. Catch fishermen, lobstermen, and recreational boats as they leave, or choose to sit at on...
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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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  • Conway, New Hampshire

    Drive the Kancamagus Highway

    4.8
    34.5 mi
    The Kancamagus Highway is designated an American Scenic Byway. It cuts through the White Mountains of New Hampshire. The highest point along the drive is 3000 feet. It is known as one of the best fall viewing areas in the country. If your interested there is also several campgrounds along thi...
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  • York, Maine

    Photograph Nubble Lighthouse

    4.8
    Officially named Cape Neddick Light, though more commonly known as Nubble Light, this lighthouse is part of the National Register of Historic Places and is a local favorite for photography. The lighthouse park is located just over the New Hampshire / Maine state line in New England, in York, ME....
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  • Albany, New Hampshire

    Rocky Gorge Scenic Area Loop

    2 mi / 266 ft gain
    A beautiful area of the Kancamagus Highway, the Rocky Gorge section is home to rushing rapids and scenic lakes. When visiting in the fall the colors are amazing however be ready for traffic and more crowds. This location has a parking lot and walking trails along the river to multiple viewpoints. 
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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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  • Waterville Valley, New Hampshire

    Sabbaday Falls

    4.7
    0.7 mi / 171 ft gain
    This awesome waterfall is located right off of the Kancamagus Highway (rt 112) that runs from Lincoln to North Conway, NH. The highway itself is a very scenic drive through the White Mountains that has pull off spots every couple of miles. From I93 take exit 32 for Lincoln. Drive straight throug...
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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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  • Bedford, New Hampshire

    Pulpit Rock Conservation Area Loop

    4.8
    2.4 mi / 0 ft gain
    We began our hike at Kennard Trailhead, which is easy to miss if you aren’t looking for it.  The approximate GPS address is 596 New Boston Road, Bedford, NH, though in reality the parking area is about 0.2 miles west of the junction of New Boston Rd and Esther Drive.These trails are very well mai...
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  • Bartlett, New Hampshire

    Hike Cathedral Ledge

    4.0
    3.4 mi / 722 ft gain
    During spring, summer and fall there is a road that allows you to drive to the top of Cathedral Ledge. In winter the road is closed off to vehicles so reaching the top requires a 1.7 mile hike. Once at the top, there is a fenced in lookout with a 180 degree view of North Conway and the surroundin...
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