Few New Hampshirites Have Explored Chesterfield Gorge, A Hidden Natural Area Along Wilde Brook

When many people think about getting outside in the Granite State, they often consider things like Arethusa Falls or maybe The Flume. In fact, folks come from all over the region to explore these popular destinations. They’re certainly beautiful, but there’s so much more to see here, including this underrated beauty hidden along Route 9. Check out what we’re pretty sure is one of the best hikes in New Hampshire!

Chesterfield Gorge Natural Area is always open unless signs are posted indicating otherwise.  Be sure to check the New Hampshire State Parks website for updated information on opening. Trails are typically always open, but rest stations may be closed. This state is teeming with hidden beauties and things to do. But don’t feel bad! Here are 9 underrated places in New Hampshire that even natives have never heard of. What are your picks for the best hikes in New Hampshire? Tell us your choices in the comments!

Address: Chesterfield Gorge Natural Area, 1823 NH-9, Chesterfield, NH 03443, USA
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Best Hikes in New Hampshire

January 01, 2022

What are some of the best ski resorts in New Hampshire?  

New Hampshire is an amazing state to visit and/or live in, and one of the main draws is the amazing winters. Lovers of snow have good reason to love New Hampshire; the state receives an average of about 71 inches of snow annually! This means plentiful ski resorts, and we’ve compiled a short list of some of the best! Among the highest-rated ski resorts in New Hampshire are Bretton Woods, which is the single largest of its kind in the state. It’s typically open for ski season from early November to mid-April. Then there’s the legendary Loon Mountain Resort, which features 61 amazing trails and other amenities like a luxurious spa to relax and unwind once you’ve had your fill of the slopes. Black Mountain, in Jackson, is another ski resort well worth visiting. All of these (and then some) are amazing during winter, but they’re great during the summer months as well!  

What are some fun winter attractions in New Hampshire?  

New Hampshire becomes something of a winter wonderland when there’s snow on the ground, don’t you think? Of course, you can do all the classics – skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snowball fights – but there’s so much MORE to a New Hampshire winter than just those things. You can check out any of the ski resorts mentioned above, of course, or you can visit any one of New Hampshire’s amazing winter towns, which LOVE going all-out every season to turn themselves into something out of a Hallmark holiday movie. Some of those towns include Hanover, Lincoln, and Castlebury, as well as Portsmouth (of course), Meredith, and Jefferson. You can also go on some amazing winter hikes, go on a snowy nature drive, or any other number of delightfully winter-centric activities. New Hampshire is THE place to go for the ultimate winter shenanigans!  

Address: Chesterfield Gorge Natural Area, 1823 NH-9, Chesterfield, NH 03443, USA