Fall Leaf Hike

A couple of weekends ago, we headed out on a Sunday for a short walk in Franconia, NH. We wanted to explore the Lawrence Family Forest, which is owned by the Town of Franconia with an easement held by the Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust. There are several neighborhood trails throughout Franconia, that connect to one another.…

Kearsarge Hike

Last weekend Lindsay met up with friends to hike Mount Kearsarge in Wilmot, NH. We opted for the longer hike to the summit and went to Winslow State Park. On the other side is Rollins State Park where you can drive up most of the mountain and then hike the last 1/2 mile. (Great option…

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.…

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…