Exploring the Nulhegan Basin

Wow! Have you ever explored the Silvio Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge: Nulhegan Basin in the northeast kingdom of Vermont? Well, if you said no, you really should plan a trip. This relatively new Refuge was established in 1997 and encompasses lands in VT, NH, MA, and CT – all part of the Connecticut…

Secret River Pools

Last weekend, after a few days of heat, we decided to go exploring in the White Mountain National Forest on local forest roads in search of a secret pool to wade in. We don’t want to give away our favorite spots, but we will give you some advice: look for cars lining the roads. That’s…

Canoeing on Coffin Pond

For years, we’ve driven past and explored the shore along Coffin Pond, with the intent of putting a canoe in to check out the little islands.  Today was the day.  We packed up our gear and headed to the Sugar Hill/Franconia, NH town line on Route 18.  The lot had several other cars, people picnicking,…