Exploring the David Dana Forest for Gold

Happy Earth Day! Last week on Earth Day we took an adventure to Dalton, NH with the SPNHF property: David Dana Forest as our destination. The property is easily located minutes from downtown Whitefield. We combined this into two small hikes, the first along a snowmachine trail corridor that borders the David Dana Forest on…

Green Frog in Winter

Last weekend, just before the snow fell, we headed out to the “Green Frog” in Franconia, NH.  The parking area can be found at the intersection of Route 142 and Route 18.  We’ve seen the sign for a year now, and have been curious about what the Green Frog has to offer. The trail heads…

Alden’s River Hiking Trail

This adventure was initiated by Alden, who has been wanting to take his Mom and Dad to this short trail in Franconia, NH.  Today was the perfect day, although it was a bit on the cool side.  Alden has visited this spot several times throughout the summer with his Preschool and he has been so…

Secret Nature in Newtown

Last weekend while visiting family in Connecticut, we ventured out to one of Andrew’s childhood hiking spots.  This little gem of conservation land is nestled among the busy streets and neighborhoods in Newtown, Connecticut.  First we drove along the northern edge of the property on Orchard Hill Road as Andrew tried to remember where to…

Moose Tracks and Coyote Scat

We had some important bike purchasing to do in Plymouth, NH at Rhino Bike Works on the weekend before last (get ready for some bike blogs!), and stopped off in the White Mountain National Forest for a short walk afterwards.  We decided to check out Peaked Hill Pond via the Peaked Hill Pond Trail.  The…

Fox Hill Fun

Last weekend we headed out on a beautifully sunny day for a hike at Fox Hill Park in Franconia, NH.  The park is maintained by the Franconia Conservation Commission and can easily be found on Dow Ave off of Route 18.  We’ve hiked here before and blogged about it (Fox Hill), but we checked out a few…