Dog friendly hikes and exploring, mostly around New England. Our Adventures includes: waterfalls, the beach, conservation land, lighthouses, state parks, the woods, the mountains, statues, and castles.
Yesterday Shadow, Wilma, and I Adventured to Lincoln Woods a location in Lincoln, New Hampshire, along the Kancamangus Highway. We have been there before with Buster, and with My Mom. Lincoln Woods is a scenic area with many trails that enter the Pemigewasset Wilderness of the White Mountains. It is one of the first stops on the East side of the Kancamangus Highway.
Shadow, Wilma, and I had a refreshing Adventure to the Lincoln Woods trail. We have been there in just about every season, and it is one of the most extraordinary trails I have found, maybe even my favorite location for an Adventure. The area is absolutely gorgeous, beginning with a suspended bridge, to trails along the Pemigewasset River to streams along the way, to splendid mountain views, to scenic trails throughout. I would guess I have been there about five times and each time am awed by the beauty.
On today’s hike I was overjoyed to find another bridge across the River, as on our last visit Shadow almost did not make it across the suspended bridge. He appeared quite unstable with the swinging of the bridge and completely froze about halfway across. Therefore, I was extra pleased to find an alternate route. This alternate route also provided us a new and scenic angle of the River and suspended bridge. After crossing the bridge and enjoying the views we headed on our hike. Highlights of today’s Adventure included: time at the River’s edge, for some digging, and rock climbing, some sips from the streams along the way, colorful fall foliage, and and magnificent mountain views along the trail. It was a very cool day, but our hiking kept us warm and enthused. Although crowded this time of year the many trails helped mask the numerous number of tourists. One of those Adventures that I really cannot put into words, as you MUST Adventure this incredible location. As you might guess I would recommend a Fall visit in the colorful foliage of New England. I will include photographs from various trips we have taken and may add some on the future (Rating: 5).
On October 20, 2018 Shadow, Wilma, and I Adventured to the Rocky Gorge in Albany, New Hampshire on the Kancamangus Highway. We have been there on other visits including with Buster and My Mom. The Rocky Gorge is a Gorge along the Swift River with a ten foot drop. The area has a foot bridge across the River that leads to Falls Pond, which is surrounded by the White Mountains.
We had a splendid Adventure to the Rocky Gorge on the Kancamangus Highway. It was a beautiful,cool Fall day, and the Rocky Gorge was one of our three stops. The Rocky Gorge is a beautiful scenic area with rocks, mountain views, a gorge, a picturesque bridge, a pond, trails, and much more. We started off our visit with a stop along the rocks checking out the views, and the stunning Gorge. From the rocks we headed over to the bridge, and to the scenic small pond called Fall Pond. I was quite pleased to find the Lovequist Loop, a trail which traversed the outskirts of the pond. It was a simple trail, but yet such a pleasant day to be out for a stroll. The Gorge area was packed with tourists, but we only saw several hikers along this trail. We enjoyed this loop trail, and were pleased to find several little paths to the pond for some great views, and of course a swim for Shadow. After completing this loop we headed back to the Gorge for some more photographs, and exploring. Our last stop on a fun day of Adventures.
The Rocky Gorge will always hold a special place in my heart. This was the last stop on Buster’s last Fall trip, just two years ago. Little did we know he would leave us less then one week after our stop at the Gorge. We are lucky to have this special Adventure engraved in our hearts forever!
Overall I have found the Rocky Gorge to be an exceptionally beautiful location.
It was funny to see that we have only visited in the the month of October, but really nothing can compare to the New England Fall. I highly recommend you schedule a visit to the Rocky Gorge (Rating: 5).
I will have sections of my blog that I will title “Throwback Adventure”, and will plan on posting them every Thursday. These are journeys we have taken before I started the blog, but are well worth sharing.
In October 2014 Shadow, Buster, my Mom and I Adventured to Sabbaday Falls, while in July 2017 Shadow, Wilma, and I Adventured to Sabbaday Falls. Sabbaday Falls is a popular waterfall located in Waterfall Valley, along the Kancamagus Highway in New Hampshire. There is a short, handicapped accessible travel trail to Sabbaday Falls. Sabbaday Falls is an approximate thirty five to forty five foot drop, ending in a Gorge-like area. The waterfall is made up of a series of cascades.
We had a lovely Adventure to Sabbaday Falls on both of our trips. Our first trip it was quite the chilly fall day, while the second trip was a warm summer afternoon. Sabbaday Falls is highly scenic with rustic railings, bridges, and steps along the falls. There are benches and picnic tables in the area, allowing time to relax and cherish the views. We even enjoyed a picnic on our first journey, while Buster and Shadow played-away. Although Sabbaday Falls can be touristy at some times of years, it is well worth the visit to this spectacular waterfall. As with many of our Adventures it was hard to capture the beauty of the Falls in photographs. Definitely a stop we plan to visit again in the future (Rating: 5).