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National Trails Day!

National Trails Day!

This past weekend was National Trails Day here in the US and without knowing it, we happened to be hiking in New Hampshire! We have long attempted to climb all the 4,000 footers in the White Mountains of NH. There are 48 mountains that are above 4,000 feet throughout the area (some just above by 3 feet or so!) and by completing them, you can get a patch and the satisfaction of completing a significant milestone. Some people are crazy…

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Autumn Fills the Air

Autumn Fills the Air

Yesterday, we decided to be tourists in our own backyard and join the crowds going to view the beautiful foliage of New Hampshire before it was too late.   We were blown away by the views!     After buying our tickets, we waited in line for only a little bit. There are two tram cars that take 80 people each in a ride that takes about 10 minutes each way to the 4,100-foot summit for views that can’t be beat….

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The Darby Field Inn

The Darby Field Inn

On a hill just off Route 16 in Albany, NH is The Darby Field Inn. Located near North Conway and several mountains, the Inn was a great stop for an early spring trip north. Our room was cozy with a bed, two nightstands, electric fireplace, a closet, and an adorable fold out desk. Unlike other hotels or Inns that we have been to, the water pressure in the shower was amazing and the bed was the most comfortable one we’ve…

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Trail Report: South Moat Mountain

Trail Report: South Moat Mountain

In an effort to get in shape for our upcoming hike to the Grand Canyon (want to help us raise money for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society? Donate here!), we have been trying to hike more. Unfortunately, though there has been little snow or ice in the Boston area, it has been a slightly different story in New Hampshire. While in Albany, NH for a stay at the Darby Field Inn (review coming soon!) we decided that we wanted to go…

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The Inn at Ellis River

The Inn at Ellis River

We have had a relatively snowless winter in New England, and we were interested to see what we could do in the Jackson/North Conway area with little snow on the ground. We had thought about taking the SnowCoach up Mt. Washington to see the mountain in winter, but that activity wasn’t possible during our trip. Luckily, the BnB where we were staying offered plenty to do during our weekend away. The Inn at Ellis River is located in Jackson, NH,…

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The Buttonwood Inn

The Buttonwood Inn

Overlooking several mountains that make for wonderful hiking and skiing, the North Conway area is rife with places to dine and stay a week or a weekend.  We fought the Boston traffic for several hours to spend a weekend at the Buttonwood Inn.     Our room consisted of a huge sleeping area and a sitting area with its own gas powered fireplace.  The hardwood furniture and blonde plank hardwood floor created an airy ambiance that was inviting and relaxing…

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Last hike of 2015

Last hike of 2015

We were lucky enough the other day to be able to get one last mountain hike in before 2015 came to a close at Kearsarge North in North Conway. Peaking out at 3,268 feet, it isn’t high enough to be a 4,000 footer but has a really steep climb in the middle. One of the newest experiences that we had on this hike was a large amount of ice along the route! Oddly enough, most of the ice was shaped…

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Zipping through the trees

Zipping through the trees

Even though we live in New England, we almost never go up to Vermont for some odd reason.  That changed when we received a gift certificate to “Rabbit Hill Inn”(http://www.rabbithillinn.com/) in Lower Waterford.  Located just a few miles over the New Hampshire border, the inn was a perfect homebase to go and try something we had done before: ziplining and a ropes course at Loon Mountain (http://www.loonmtn.com/) with their Adventure Pass! (http://www.loonmtn.com/experience/summer-activities/summer-adventure-passes)   Jocelyn’s take: I’m not the most athletic…

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Local Travels: No Longer Forgotten

Local Travels: No Longer Forgotten

One of our favorite cities to visit for lunch is Portsmouth, NH. Only an hour north of Boston, it has a number of really cute stores and restaurants and, more importantly, cheap parking! Recently, Portsmouth put up a new memorial on Chestnut Street after excavation revealed a hidden secret.   The Backstory During construction in October of 2003, something unexpected showed up as the dirt was being removed: the remains of wooden coffins.  Located near the spot that old maps…

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