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…

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…

Heart Hike

On the weekend before last,  we ventured to Charlotte Vermont to Mount Philo State Park.  Lindsay’s friends Jamie, Matt, and Rylan were hosting the 2nd Heart Hike fundraiser for Boston Children’s Hospital.  You can learn more about miracle baby Rylan here: https://www.caringbridge.org/visit/rylansheart. We arrived on a sunny morning and met the group in the parking lot…

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…

Lone Oak on a Hill Hike

Last weekend, Andrew found a fun place for all of us to hike that he remembered reading about on 1 Happy Hiker’s blog: Lackie Lone Oak Trail.  This private property is under conservation easement with the Upper Valley Land Trust in Bath, NH.  There is parking for 1-2 cars off Abbott Ave (which is off of 135) next…