7 Easy And Beautiful Spring Hikes Everyone In New Hampshire Will Love
We’ve made it through an excruciatingly long winter — and through mud season — and it’s finally time to get back out there on the trails. Spring is a beautiful time to hike — it’s not too hot yet, the flowers are blooming, the birds are chirping, and we’re all just so excited to be back outside without twelve layers of clothing. Of course, we’re not all in hiking shape after months indoors, so we’ve compiled some hikes that are just plain gorgeous but not too strenuous. Time to take those boots out of storage and check out the best hikes in New Hampshire!
Looking for an even more dramatic adventure? How about visiting a campsite only accessible by boat?
Best Hikes In New Hampshire
What are the best kid-friendly hikes around New Hampshire?
Sometimes your favorite hike is a little too much for the kids. If you are looking for some of the best kid-friendly hikes around New Hampshire, we are here to help.
Arethusa Falls is sure to be a big hit with your entire group. Located in Crawford Notch State Park, this hike is only 1.4 miles to reach the falls. Once there, you and the kids will love walking around and exploring the base of the falls before heading back on your 1.4 mile return.
If you are looking for a mountain to hike, Mount Kearsarge is a great choice for a kid-friendly hike. Found in Rollins State Park, this 1 mile trail bring you in a loop to the top of Mount Kearsarge. From the top, you will get incredible views of the surrounding forest and hills, and there is a large flat area to relax if you want to bring snacks to enjoy at the top of the mountain.
Lonesome Lake can also be found in Franconia Notch State Park and provides for a different type of hike than Mount Kearsarge or Arethusa Falls. This trail is just over 3 miles, and brings you out to Lonesome Lake, before taking you around the entire lake. This hike is a popular one throughout the year, with plenty of people hiking here in the warmer months and snowshoeing here in the colder months.
If you are looking for another kid-friendly waterfall hike, Zealand Falls is the way to go. This hike is almost 5.5 miles, so is a bit longer, but for kids who like hiking, they will definitely enjoy this one. Following the Zealand Hut Trail will take you to a 25 foot waterfall, across footbridges, and to lakes making for a memorable outing.