It’s been a couple of months since we’ve written a blog post, but we are back with a little newborn in tow! Alden was born just a few weeks ago and after short walks up and down the street, we were all ready to get out in the woods. After reading about a short waterfall trail at the “Bowls and Pitchers” in Shelburne, New Hampshire by fellow blogger: 1happyhiker, we thought this would be a good first hike for Alden (thanks for the tip, John!). The trail can be found on Mill Brook Road in Shelburne, but it isn’t signed (although it is blazed well). We followed directions from 1happyhiker and found the trail easily. We drove past the south end of the trail (approximately 1/2 mile from the Scudder Trail parking) and parked in the log landing where the north end of the trail can be found (approximately 0.9 mile from Scudder Trail).
We walked back down the road to the south end of the trail to start our adventure, with Andrew carrying Alden in the Baby Bjorn pack. The trail immediately brings you into a hemlock forest with a rushing brook beside it. It may have been the high we are still on from having a baby or from essentially being cooped up for the past few weeks, but the forest and waterfalls were particularly beautiful.
The trail is short, about 0.3 mile, but we took our time and stopped for a little while to sit on the rocks in the middle of the river. Alden was due for a nap, but the sights, sounds, and smells were just too exciting for him and he was wide-eyed for most of the hike.
There looks to be some great swimming pools in this brook. This might be a great spot to cool off in the heat of the summer.
Hopefully we will get back into the swing of hiking every weekend. We are very excited to show Alden all the wonders of nature!