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Orford, New Hampshire

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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

    Hike the Flume Gorge

    4.8
    2 mi / 300 ft gain
    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, the Gorge is closed during the winter and there ...
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  • Woodstock, Vermont

    The Pogue and Mount Tom Trail

    4.38 mi / 751 ft gain
    The Pogue and Mount Tom Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Woodstock, Vermont.
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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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  • 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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  • Lincoln, New Hampshire

    Hike Mt. Liberty and Camp at Liberty Springs Tent Site

    7 mi / 2870 ft gain
    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 year. The trail is listed as difficult and strenuous ...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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