Tarleton Take Two

Last year we visited and blogged about a canoe trip to Lake Tarleton (read about it here), but it was so windy that day we were forced to stay near the boat launch for fear of tipping the boat in the white-caps. We finally had the chance to venture back there recently on an absolutely…

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…

Biking into Franconia Notch

Last weekend we dusted off our bicycles and took them out for our first Spring bike ride on a section of the paved bike path through Franconia Notch. We parked at the Skoocumchuck Trailhead parking off Route 3. This is also where the bike path begins at it’s northernmost point (or ends depending on your…

Snowshoe in the Rain

Last weekend we headed out to Beaver Brook Ski Area (picnic area) which is also a trailhead here in Bethlehem, New Hampshire. This winter ski and snowshoe wayside is one of the few winter-specific outdoor recreation areas in the White Mountain National Forest. It is easily found off Route 3. The weather has been 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…

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…