Chatham, New Hampshire

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  • Newry, Maine

    Table Rock Trail

    4.5
    1.91 mi / 761 ft gain
    Table Rock Trail is a loop trail that takes you past a cave located near Newry, Maine.
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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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  • Franconia, New Hampshire

    Hike to Greenleaf Hut via Old Bridle Path

    5.0
    5.5 mi / 3772 ft gain
    To hike to the Appalachian Mountain Club's Greenleaf Hut, the best route for a day hike there and back is the Old Bridle Path. This hike is certainly doable in a day if you're interested in just hiking to the Greenleaf Hut. You have a lot of options when hiking this trail. I am going to focus spe...
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  • Franconia, New Hampshire

    Winter Hike up Mount Lafayette

    9 mi / 3900 ft gain
    To start this hike, you can park right at the trailhead in a parking lot off of 93. This is a hike up a mountain so the entire hike is pretty challenging. There is a total elevation gain of 3900 feet in about 4.5 miles. A couple miles in you break through the treeline and then from there the view...
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  • Franconia, New Hampshire

    Hike Falling Waters Trail

    4.0
    3 mi / 1100 ft gain
    Falling Waters Trail takes you up to the summit of Little Haystack Mountain, and Mount Lincoln and Mount Lafayette if you continue to the Franconia Ridge Trail / Appalachian Trail, then over to Old Bridle Path.Also along Falling Waters Trail are stunning waterfalls. The most popular one is Cloudl...
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  • Franconia, New Hampshire

    Hike the Franconia Ridge Loop

    5.0
    8.9 mi / 3600 ft gain
    Starting from the parking lot, the two trails initially begin together. Less than a mile in the trails split into Old Bridle Path to the left, and Falling Waters Trail to the right. Most people choose to go up and down on the same trail. To those doing to loop, most choose to hike up Falling Wate...
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  • Franconia, New Hampshire

    Backpack the Franconia Ridge Loop

    4.5
    14.5 mi / 3000 ft gain
    This is a multi-day backpacking loop in Franconia Notch State Park, New Hampshire (located in the the White Mountains).Leave the car at the Lafayette Place Campground, (about 1700' elevation), then head up 1.4mi to Lonesome Lake. If you start hiking in the evening, as the sun is setting, you can ...
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  • Franconia, New Hampshire

    Snowshoe to Lonesome Lake

    3.1 mi / 1013 ft gain
    The best place to park when doing this hike in the winter is at the Lafayette Campground. The campground and parking lot are typically empty in the cold winter months, aside from occasional cross-country skiers on the Pemigewasset bike path. The Lafayette campground parking lot is directly access...
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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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  • Franconia, New Hampshire

    Lonesome Lake

    4.5
    3.05 mi / 1027 ft gain
    The Franconia Notch area of New Hampshire has many roadside adventures to go on, bringing in thousands of visitors every year, but my favorite place in the notch is Lonesome Lake. At 3 miles, the hike is easy enough for the whole family, but most people visiting the notch stick to the roadside a...
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  • Lincoln, New Hampshire

    Explore the Basin in Franconia Notch

    4.0
    1 mi / 300 ft gain
    The Basin is just one stop on the Pemigewasset Recreational Trail that follows along I-93 through Franconia Notch. The parking lot for the Basin is easily accessible from either north or south on I-93, and it has it's own exit sign which can't be missed.Park in the lot and follow the signs toward...
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  • Lincoln, New Hampshire

    Kinsman Pond via Basin Cascade

    7.25 mi / 2215 ft gain
    Our hike began at the Basin, which is a clearly marked exit directly off 93. If you are coming from the Northbound side, walk under the bridge beneath 93 to get to the beginning of the trail. We enjoyed the Basin for a while before hiking 1.0 mile to the Cascade Brook Trail where we took a right....
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  • Franconia, New Hampshire

    Camp at Lafayette Campground, White Mountains

    5.0
    8.3 mi
    The White Mountains offer some of the most prime foliage sightseeing (aka 'leaf peeping') in New England. Tourists flock to the Franconia Notch State Park area and surrounding parts of the White Mountains every October, but camping is generally less common. October can be a cold month in New Hamp...
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  • Franconia, New Hampshire

    Winter Hike North Kinsman

    8 mi / 2500 ft gain
     Park at Lafayette Place right off of I-93. It is one of the most accessible trail heads to hit a “4,000 footer” in the White Mountains and has plenty parking. Signage is visible and easy to follow as you begin at 1,800 feet and walk through a wooded campground onto the Lonesome Lake Trail. The t...
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  • Franconia Notch State Park, New Hampshire

    Backpack the Pemi Loop

    5.0
    32 mi / 9000 ft gain
    This round trip loop is the combination of many trails within the Pemigewasset Wilderness. We chose to this hike up into a 3 day backpacking trip although we came across some particularly adventurous folks who were doing it in 2 and even 1 day. We also came across hikers less pressed for time who...
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  • Franconia, New Hampshire

    Hike to the Summit of Cannon Mountain via Kinsman Ridge trail

    5.0
    4 mi / 3000 ft gain
    Driving north on I-93 in New Hampshire, Cannon Mountain can be seen on the left just a few miles after exit 32. It is a massive cliff that towers over the highway, thousands-of-feet tall. Parking for the trail head is left off of exit 34B. If you look left as you're driving into the paved parking...
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