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…

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…

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…

Littleton Views

A couple of weeks ago we headed over to Kilburn Crags in Littleton, NH.  We’ve lived in the area for a few years and this has been on our to-do list and we finally had the perfect day to go.  Parking is on Route 135 on the way from Littleton to Monroe, NH. The trail…

Train on the Mountain

You would think that a blog post about a train would involve Alden or at least Andrew, but it’s just Lindsay this time.  I volunteer for VRAP (Volunteer River Assessment Program) on the Ammonoosuc River (I did it on the Androscoggin River for many years too).  The other day was our last test of the…

White Rocks and Ferns

Last weekend, we headed out midday with plans for strawberry picking and hiking.  We stopped at Ski Hearth Farm in Sugar Hill, NH for some strawberry picking.  The picking wasn’t too good this year and we struggled to fill 2 half pints.  This farm also has some great cross country ski trails that we’ve blogged (Valentine’s Ski) about…