Top Adventures in Lincoln

  • Photograph Fall Foliage on the Kancamagus Highway

    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 tu...

    32 miles 2855 ft gain

  • Hike the Flume Gorge

    The Flume Gorge in Franconia State Park is beautiful year round and every season has it's unique benefits. During the summer, the Flume is a highly frequented tourist destination and is usually crowded with groups of kids and families. Technically...

    2 miles 300 ft gain

  • Bike Franconia Notch Bike Path

    For the point to point option first drop a car off at one end of the trail then return to the other. The south end is located at the Flume Gorge Parking lot and the north end is at a parking lot located about a half mile off Route 93, Exit 35 whi...

    9 miles

  • Hike Mt. Liberty and Camp at Liberty Springs Tent Site

    Liberty Springs Trail is a moderately trafficked out and back trail in the heart of Franconia Notch State Park and the White Mountains. The trail is a part of the Appalachian Trail, which allows it to remain very well maintained throughout the yea...

    7 miles 2870 ft gain

  • Explore the Basin in Franconia Notch

    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 ...

    1 miles 300 ft gain

  • Hike to Kinsman Pond

    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...

    8 miles 2500 ft gain

  • Hike to Franconia Falls

    This trail is also frequently used in the winter for cross country skiing, snow shoeing, and hiking.

    6.8 miles 534 ft gain

  • Hike to Bondcliff

    Park at the Lincoln Woods Visitors Center off the Kancamagus Highway where the Lincoln Woods Trailhead begins. Because of such a long hike, it's best to start at daybreak, or as early as possible to make it back before dark. The trail starts at th...

    18 miles 3110 ft gain

  • Hike the Franconia Brook Trail

    The trailhead is approximately eight miles from Thirteen Falls campsite. Dogs are allowed on this trail if kept on leash. Be aware of river crossings - either bring water shoes, or prepare to take your boots on and off several times.

    16 miles 1374 ft gain

  • Hike Mount Moosilauke via Beaver Brook Trail

    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 ru...

    7.6 miles 3150 ft gain

  • Hike to Greenleaf Hut via Old Bridle Path

    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 optio...

    5.5 miles 3772 ft gain

  • Hike Falling Waters Trail

    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 s...

    3 miles 1100 ft gain

  • Nearby camping, hotels, and more

    • Woodstock, New Hampshire

      Russell Pond Campground

      Overview Off the beaten path, Russell Pond Campground is nestled into the hillside overlooking Russell Pond, a popular boating and fishing site (due in part to regular fish stocking by the State Fi...

    • Lincoln, New Hampshire

      Big Rock

      Overview Big Rock Campground has 28 individual wooded sites, each with a picnic table, tent pad and turnout for parking. Eight sites share a common parking area, while most other sites have suitabl...

    • Thornton, New Hampshire

      Lincoln / Woodstock Koa

    • Tripoli Road

      Osceola Vista Campground

      Overview Osceola Vista is a popular spot for group camping and is located near a host of outdoor activities, including hiking, mountain biking, canoeing and golfing. Just minutes away, hiking enthu...

    • Ellsworth, New Hampshire

      Restoration At Cattail Cove

      Greetings from Vermont! This campsite was established late 2018. Come visit us here on the shores of Lake Hortonia and enjoy all that Vermont has to offer. Our tent is equipped with queen size bu...

      From $140/night

    • Waterville Valley, New Hampshire

      Waterville Campground

      Overview Waterville Campground is a popular home base for hikers who want to explore the southern White Mountains, including the scenic Pemigewasset Wilderness. The tremendous choice of local attra...

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