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Boardwalks and Beaver Dam

A few weeks ago, we decided to take a hike on the Slide Brook Trail which is part of the Cohos Trail.  We wanted to check out a relocated section on the Slide Brook Trail that runs through the southeast corner of Pondicherry National Wildlife Refuge.  When we first checked this trail out a few years…

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Notch Way Walk

On the weekend before last,  we headed over to the Notch-Way Cross Country Ski Trail in Franconia, NH.  The northern trailhead is just off Route 141, while the southern trailhead can be found at Cannon Mountain.  With such a warm winter and little snowfall, we knew that we would be able to walk along the…

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Georgiana Falls

We are a little behind with getting this blog post out, but we were busy with holidays and just life in general.  However, we really wanted to blog about this outdoor adventure because Andrew and Lindsay got a day away to get out on our own (without a 2 year old in tow).  Since we…

Andrew walks ahead along the paved pathway.

Big Rocks and a Bridge

A few weeks ago, our little family headed to a popular summer hiking spot: The Flume in Franconia State Park.  This time of year the trail through the Flume is closed due to dangerous ice that develops through the notch.  Rangers even remove the boards and steps that thousands of tourists walk on in the warmer…

Andrew and Sarah walking in the yellow tunnel.

Fall Foliage Walk

A couple of  weekends ago, our friend Sarah was visiting and we headed down the road to The Rocks Estate for a fall foliage walk in Bethlehem, NH.  The Rocks Estate is owned by The Society for the Protection of NH Forests and this particular property is mainly a Christmas Tree Farm.  We’ve hiked here…

Alden looking for fish in the canoe.

Long Pond

The other day we decided to head out for a canoe ride on Long Pond in Benton, NH.  Long Pond is within the White Mountain National Forest and as its’ name describes it is a very long, narrow, and somewhat shallow pond.  This was Alden and Lindsay’s first visit to Long Pond, but Andrew had…

We stopped for a family photo.

Beating the Heat in the Basin

Last weekend we beat the heat by heading to The Basin in Franconia Notch State Park in Franconia, NH.  The Basin is one of many roadside natural attractions in the park, that has well developed accessible trails that showcase the dramatic beauty.  Our friend Sarah joined us for this adventure too!