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…

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…

Top of New Hampshire

Andrew’s mom and step-dad were in town a couple of weekends ago and we took the excuse to cash-in a favor from a friend for tickets on the Cog Railway up Mount Washington. If you’ve never taken the train up the mountain, you should splurge at least once in your life. It’s a fascinating and fun way to…

Pedal Through the Notch

Last weekend we wanted to go for a bike ride.  Alden has, just this spring, figured out how much fun bike riding is and we wanted to give him the experience of riding a long distance, instead of just circling around in our dirt driveway.  He hasn’t quite mastered going down hills and using his…

Trains and Waterfalls

Last weekend we headed over to Crawford Notch in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.  We wanted to go on a short hike to Ripley Falls, which is reported to be the second highest waterfall in NH.  The trailhead is easy to find within Crawford Notch State Park off of Route 302.  A large sign lets…

Short Snowshoe at Moose Brook State Park

Now that the busy holidays are behind us, we had to get outside.  The weather has been all over the map lately: rain, freezing rain, snow, and -15 to 34 in 48 hours!  With a 9 month old in tow, gone are the days that we can just “wing it” or “grin and bear it”. …

24 Hours of Mount Monadnock

On a recent Friday evening Andrew was invited to be part of a panel of speakers in Jaffrey, NH.  It was the first Monadnock State Park Managers Forum moderated by The Society for the Protection on NH Forests.  Andrew managed the park for 8 years (2000 – 2008), but had worked there for a total…