Welcome to the White Mountains of New Hampshire, the rocky kingdom way all the way up Route 93 North. In September, it is certainly a tad bit chilly, but just enough to keep the bugs away. Furthermore, the drive up the Kangamangus is for sure worth the trip, especially in the late afternoon right at sunset when there might be a moose sighting…And when the moon is full and the fire is bright, it’s simply…amazing!!
Along the way to the White Mountains, I took a pit stop at Echo Lake State Park, with magnificent peaks and daring ledges. A quick drive up can take you to the top, no fee necessary.
Took an afternoon hike up the steep North and South Doublehead Mountain. The hike was long and tiresome, but the weather was perfect and the views of New Hampshire and Maine were incredible, along the North Peak.
Loon Mountain in Lincoln, NH also has great views. At the top of Loon Mountain, a map on a wooden tower lets you see all the names of the mountains you are viewing in the distance, including Mount Washington and Mount Flume. On a clear day you can way see over ten mountains.
The Covered Bridge Shoppe is a great place to hit along the way home. Not only, do you get to see a covered bridge up close and personal, but also, there is a great view of the river outside and little trinkets from around New Hampshire inside the shoppe.
Of course, you should always leave time to cuddle by the fire.
So sad when it comes time to leave…