The Unrivaled Canyon Hike In New Hampshire That Everyone Should Take At Least Once
New Hampshire is full of amazing hikes. Most of the time, you’re hiking toward a mountain summit or an amazing lookout. However, the beauty can be just as astounding when you hike down, delving into a canyon that water has carved over millions of year. One of the most well-known canyon hikes in New Hampshire is The Flume, an amazing place of natural beauty that every New Hampshire resident should visit at least once!
Flume Gorge extends for 800 feet at the base of Mount Liberty. The area was formed by glaciers more than 200 million years ago.
The sides of the narrow gorge are sheer granite extending 90 feet into the air. In some areas the sides of the gorge are just 12 feet apart!
A walkway through the gorge allows visitors to get up close with nature, walking through the floor or the gorge.
At the top of the Flume is Avalanche Falls, a 45-foot drop that roars in the background as it sends Flume Brook into the gorge.
The view from the falls is breathtaking over the Flume Gorge.
Because of the walkway, Flume Gorge is accessible to anyone who can handle stairs.
In fact, this stunning natural area was discovered in 1808 by a 93-year-old woman who was out fishing!
Another favorite feature at the Flume is the covered bridge, one of the oldest in the state, dating back to 1886.
Visitors to the Flume can travel just the walkway, or do a two-mile loop through the surrounding woods. The Flume is accessible only through The Flume Visitors Center, which is open from May through October 23. The Flume is located at 852 Daniel Webster Highway in Lincoln.
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