We took our family for a Bike Ride on the Franconia Notch Bike Path. We found a rental place called All Seasons Adventures, that provided transportation to Echo Lake so that we could ride mostly downhill. They even picked us up at the Flume so that we didn't have to ride on the main road. The peopel were very friendly and were extremely helpful to...more
If you go in the winter of course there's skiing, however many of the other attractions will be closed, like the flume gorge. The Flume is a must see in the spring or fall, you can also go hiking in the franconia state park even just driving around you'll have spectacluar views. Hop on the Kangamangus highway north to see Mount Washington.more
I really don't have a particular activity to do when I go on my annual trip to Lincoln, because the main reason my friends and I go there is to get away and relax. The only thing we plan on is golf, and that's only because we have to make tee-times.One place we always make it a point to go to is The Woodstock Inn. Woodstock is the next town over...more
Loon Mountain has 44 trails totaling 19.4 miles serviced by ten lifts including one gondola. With a base elevation of 950 feet, summit elevation of 3,050 feet and a vertical drop of 2,100 feet, Loon was voted #1 for quality and value. 99% of the trails have snowmaking coverage and the longest trail, Bear Claw, is 2.5 miles long. Loon Mountain also...more
Drive on the Kancamagus in either Summer or Fall for some spetacular scenic views. The first viewing point we stopped at was to see the views of Mt. Osceola Range. Unusual formations aren't they? Completed in 1959, the 34-mile-long Kancamagus Highway crosses the White Mountain National Forest from the Pemigewasset River in Lincoln to Conway.The...more
This is great for the families that have a few young ones to entertain. Otherwise, it might be a Tourist Trap.2003 ScheduleWeekends.......... May 24 - 26 & 31Weekends................. June 1,7 & 8Daily................June 21 thru Oct 19Trains at..... 11:00.....1:00......3:00*(3:00 train may not operate on ourweekend schedule or after LaborDay.........more
US Route 3, Lincoln, New Hampshire, 03262, United States
Good for: Business
A simple, but clean and comfortable motor lodge located right on the Kancamagus Highway. It's close...more
The decor is what you'd expect from a town in the middle of nowhere. Its quiet in the off season,...more
The Gypsy Cafe - A fairly new little restaurant with a unique & exotic menu with many vegetarian options.Kimberlee's Deli - Awesome Sandwiches, a little pricy.Cafe Lafayette Dinner Train- For a real classy night out with exquisite food.The Common Man - Also great food. The Woodstock Station & Brewpub - The best bar in town. Love the Capri sandwich...more
Not really a Danger ... more like some advise.There are decent Restrooms at some of the viewing stops along the Kanc, but remember this is the wilderness and the State Forest so there is no running water in the restrooms.Bring "Waterless Hand Cleaner" to wash your hands. The one time I forgot ... my friend had some on hand.This is part of "being...more
After sadly sideswiping (I'll use this word -it sounds so much better than hitting) a bearon part of Rte. 16, a caution to watch outfor animals on the road. I always thoughtthat I did, but this little bear (1st I've seen inNew Hampshire) came out of nowhere.Believe me, it is not a good feeling for eitherthe bear or you.more
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the problem with this, is it is not much more than you can see just driving around.
Unique Suggestions: do not have very high expectaions, we drove by some streets, a golf course ,and some ok river bends.
Fun Alternatives: Conway scenic railroad has much better trips, but make sure you make reservations.
Luggage and bags:
. . . don't need much . . . everything's casual
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: The mountains are 'weather-makers' . . . . . we had periods of rain every day during the week we were there in July. Make sure you have clothes that can shrug off a shower, and shoes for walking over muddy ground.
The Kancamagus Highway provides access to many National Forest recreational sites including overlooks, campgrounds, hiking trails and picnic areas.
Crisp mountain air and a carpet of colors in the Fall. It doesn't get much better for hiking!
Equipment: ~ Bring a compass, a map, and a guidebook.
~ Bring a light source . Flashlights or headlamps are essential gear, even if you don't plan on being out after dark. Pop an ankle or wander off trail and, suddenly, your quick hike can take a lot more time. Toss in a back-up flashlight and an extra set of fresh batteries to be truly prepared.
~ Bring a first aid kit . Simple stuff does the trick. Adhesive bandages, adhesive tape, gauze, a small squeeze bottle to irrigate wounds, antibiotic ointment, and pain relievers are the basics. Also, a bandanna works as a cravat bandage or a sling.
~ Bring plenty of water . Nobody drinks enough water. And, you need lots when you're exercising. Two quarts per person per day is recommended.
~ Don't forget the duct tape . In the backcountry, duct tape is a repair kit on a roll. Wind a few feet around your water bottle and it'll always be close at hand. A hole in your canoe or a tear in your tent are no fun, but a bit of duct tape can save the day.
~~ Get a weather report. Weather is always the wild card in the mountains. When you hit the trail, wear or bring clothing that'll keep you warm and dry, even if the skies are clear.
Lincoln is the gateway to the Kancamagus Highway which stretches from the Pemigewasset River at Lincoln 34-1/2 miles to the Saco River at Conway, NH. The route climbs to nearly 3000' as it traverses the flank of Mt. Kancmagus near Lincoln. It is open year-round, weather permitting.If you plan on leaving your vehicle, for hiking or picnicing while...more
this is really a "base" town located on the western side of the mountains. there is one main street for a few miles, so you can't get lost. it is the last stop before you travel the kangamangus highway, which cuts through the mountains to the eastern side. you will find several waterfalls and activities, but nothing to keep you busy for more than...more
Make sure that you drive the Kancamagus Scenic Highway to Conway-No. Conway through the White Mountains NF. A number of parking areas, trailheads, etc. offer good opportunities for walks and picture-taking. Recommend: the suspension bridge/Hancock(?) visitor center/trails near the western entrance, Otter Rocks picnic area, Sabbaday Falls...more