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…

Christmas Bird Count 2018

Last week a friend called asking if we were interested in participating in the annual Christmas Bird Count. We didn’t have plans and wanted to go for a hike anyway, so why not count the birds while we do it?! The Christmas Bird Count first began in 1900. Prior to that point, it was actually…

Hot Day Cool Caves

How do you beat the summer New England heat? Head to a mountain gorge of course! Last weekend we went to Lost River Gorge and Boulder Caves in North Woodstock, NH. This interesting property is owned by SPNHF, but the “attraction” is leased out for management by White Mountain Attractions. There is a fee to…

Off the Crowded Path

There are a lot of big hikes around us, but Alden isn’t quite ready for a 4000 footer yet. There are smaller hiking adventures, you just have to seek them out. Andrew recalled some short walks off Zealand Road and was reminded of a boardwalk and a wildlife pond. Unfortunately, the White Mountain National Forest…

Saint J Forest

Yesterday Lindsay and Alden had an errand to run in Saint Johnsbury, Vermont so we also stopped by the Town’s Memorial Forest off of Concord Ave (and Almshouse Road). We have been here a couple of times now and there are plenty of trails to turn this hike into a long or short walk. We…