Bike Ride to the Old Man of the Mountain

A couple of weekends ago, we packed up our bicycles and headed to Franconia Notch State Park in New Hampshire. We parked at the Echo Lake Beach parking area – getting one of the last spots available. The Franconia Bike Path runs the length of Franconia Notch State Park and we’ve biked other sections (read…

Cave Explorations

When the temperatures rise but we still want to go for a hike, one spot that is sure to be cool and exciting is Lost River Gorge and Boulder Caves in North Woodstock, NH.  A friend of ours gave us a couple of free passes (thanks Leslie!) and we happily used them right away. The…

Mud Pond

Last weekend we headed over to Mud Pond, which is part of Pondicherry Wildlife Refuge in Jefferson, NH. The Mud Pond trail has a large parking lot off of Route 116. This is a regular walk for us and we’ve blogged about it before (Snow Pond). We’ve also explored other parts of this refuge: Lunch…

Mother’s Day Bog Walk

Happy Mother’s Day! Last weekend we hiked around Quincy Bog in Rumney, NH. This little gem of a place is always fun because there is so much wildlife – birds, turtles, and snakes that were checked off when we visited this time. We’ve been here before a couple of years ago – on a Father’s…

Snowshoe on Bike Trails

This weekend Lindsay attended an Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust event in Bethlehem, NH. The event was also co-sponsored by the Bethlehem Trails Association and the Bethlehem Conservation Commission (Lindsay representing this last group). We parked on the side of Swazey Lane in Bethlehem, NH and walked back across Route 302 toward a little patch of woods.…

Porcupine Ski

This morning we woke up to gently falling snow and cross-country skiing sounded like a great idea. Lindsay was anxious to get out so she suited up and headed out first to check the conditions. The fresh powder made the sliding easy but the temperature was 35 F so there was a little stickiness to…

Winter Picnic

A couple of days ago we headed outside in our own backyard for an exciting adventure. We traversed the softwood swamp and made our way out to a newly discovered stream. The water here had flooded and froze and flooded and froze over the past couple of weeks creating a fun ice skating rink and…