An 83-Mile Hiking Trail Connects 10 Marvelous Small Towns In New Hampshire
The Cross New Hampshire Adventure Trail is just one of many hikes in the Granite State. In fact, 80 percent of the state is forested! That’s good news for those of us looking to enjoy some quality time outside. Whether you are bicycling, hiking, cross-country skiing, or horseback riding, New Hampshire offers you ample opportunities to explore the mountains and river valleys. The 83-mile Cross NH Adventure Trail, traversing the northern part of the state, lets you discover scenic byways as well as marvelous small towns. Pick your favorite section of the trail and head out!
Get your hike on by traveling the Cross New Hampshire Adventure Trail and soak up some marvelous small-town magic. Visit the website for the Cross NH Adventure Trail for a trail map, a list of places to eat – and sleep – along the way, available shuttle service, information on road closures/alternate routes, and more. Check out the Cross New Hampshire Adventure Trail Facebook page to see more pictures and get ideas for your hike.
Have you been on this New Hampshire Adventure Trail? What’s your favorite part? Tell us in the comments below!
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What are the best family-friendly hikes in New Hampshire?
There are many hiking spots in New Hampshire to explore, many of them perfectly safe (and fun!) for the whole family. In Hart Location, there is Crawford Notch State Park and the Arethusa Falls Trail. This 2.8-mile roundtrip hike features a 140-foot waterfall located on Bemis Brook. Over in Peterborough, you can head to Miller State Park. Here, there are two hikes that are about three miles and will provide you with some stunning views of the 3,166-foot Mount Monadnock. And then, of course, there’s the Cross New Hampshire Adventure Trail, which is a great choice for kids too!
What are the best Halloween towns in New Hampshire?
There are quite a few great Halloween towns in New Hampshire to take in when October rolls around. In Rockingham County, there’s Portsmouth. Here, you’ll find not only some of the best decorations in the Northeast, but also fundraising events and a magnificent community Halloween parade. Jackson is located in Carroll County, just outside of the 6,288-foot White Mountains. Among the awesome Halloween goings-on include Return of the Pumpkin People with dozens of pumpkin people scattered throughout the area, the All Things Pumpkin Festival, and much more fun for all.
What are the scariest haunted attractions in New Hampshire?
If you are looking for some frights, there are plenty of haunted houses in New Hampshire. Fright Kingdom is located in Nashua. It is the largest indoor haunted park in all of New England and features six attractions, including a farmhouse and a circus. If you are in or around Lee, check out Haunted Overload. This haunted attraction is located on DeMeritt Hill Farm and features an immersive haunted trail within the forest, complete with professional costumes, decorations, props, and actors. There are three types of shows available.