New Hampshire December 11, 2016
10 Picturesque Trails In New Hampshire That Are Perfect For Winter Hiking
New Hampshire residents love to get outside, and that doesn’t change in the winter. With the right equipment you can hike pretty much any trail in the snow. However, some trails are particularly perfect for winter hiking (or snowshoeing, or cross-country skiing). Whether you’re looking to summit a frozen peak, or for a more relaxing adventure, you’ll find the perfect trail for winter hiking below.
1. Diana's Baths, North Conway
The series of waterfalls that is a popular swimming hole during the summer becomes a winter wonderland once the temperatures drop. Everyone can enjoy this winter site.
2. Odiorne Point State Park, Rye
The beach might not be the first place that springs to mind for a winter hike, but you won't regret exploring our seashore in the snow. And you'll likely have the whole place to yourself!
3. West Rattlesnake Mountain, Holderness
The hike up West Rattlesnake Mountain is short and sweet, but the views from the top are stunning. That vast expanse of snow you see is the frozen Squam Lake spread beneath the mountain.
4. Mount Monadnock, Jaffrey
Mount Monadnock is one of the most hiked mountains in the world, and there are a steady stream of hikers climbing it during the winter, as well as a staff on hand throughout the winter. The mountain is steep and can be icy, so be sure that you're prepared before setting out on this hike!
5. Lincoln Woods Trail, Lincoln
The Lincoln Woods trail is relatively flat, which makes it perfect for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. You'll journey along the Pemigewasset River, so the trail will be gorgeous the whole time.
6. Blue Job Mountain, Strafford
A two-mile hike will get you to the summit of Blue Job Mountain and back to your warm and cozy car. The views from the top are beautiful, but the hike isn't very steep, making it perfect for winter. Whether the snow has fallen or not, Blue Job offers beautiful views over the middle of the state.
7. The Kidder-Cleveland-Clough Trail, New London
This two-mile trail passes through wetlands that make for an interesting environment in the winter. The easy journey is perfect for skiiers, walkers or showshoers.
8. Cannon Mountain, Franconia
For experienced hikers, a trip up Cannon Mountain in the heart of Franconia Notch is the perfect winter expedition. You'll be rewarded with truly amazing views.
9. Lakes Region Conservation Trust, Center Harbor
The Lakes Region Conservation Trust maintains beautiful trails that will take you to the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee and beyond.
10. Mount Washington, Gorham
Only the most experienced hikers in the world can summit Mount Washington during the winter. You must be prepared for weather changes and even avalanches. But the rewards are simply amazing.
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