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Spring Waterfall Hikes!

Sabbaday Falls Spring Waterfall Hikes! This past weekend Tim and Samara went hiking to four different wonderful waterfalls!  The first day we set out on the Kancamagus Highway (route 112) and hiked up to Sabbaday Falls.  This is

Bird Watching in the White Mountains

The whole White Mountains area is an awe-inspiring location to go bird watching (or practice Ornithology if you're an avid birder!) You will see many birds by just going outside but it does help the experience to have a pair

By |April 6th, 2016|Birding, Hostel, Spring, Spring Activities, Uncategorized, White Mountains|
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November is the Shopping Month

A great time to shop for holidays or getting that gear your missing! Settlers Green Outlet Get a start on the holiday shopping while the sales are running at the Settlers Green Outlets.  There are events at Settlers

By |November 11th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Fall Foliage Hiking!

This is Fall Foliage Hiking at it's best! I just took a hike on the Boulder Loop trail right off of Passaconway Rd only 10 minutes from the White Mountains Hostel.  The weather is perfect for hiking, the air is

By |October 22nd, 2015|Uncategorized|

A Change in the Seasons

Here in New England we are truly fortunate to have four defined seasons. I have lived in places that are pretty much the same all year round and it's nice for a while but I found myself longing for the

By |September 5th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Blueberry Picking

  Blueberry Season   Samara's homemade blueberry pie Fresh New England Blueberries are one of the most delicious treats of August. There are low bush blueberries all around the White Mountains. It's not uncommon to see a car

By |August 20th, 2015|Summer, Uncategorized|

Gone Fishin’

Gone Fishin' The White Mountains have a plethora of fantastic fishing holes. Whether you're casting a fly rod or a spinning rod you will have plenty of places to spend the day gone fishin' here. Both the Saco

By |August 12th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Footloose in the Rain

Rain Dog Most of us who come to the White Mountains are outdoor enthusiasts and being such we know that sometimes it’s going to rain on our parade. For rock climbing that can be a big bummer for sure but there are many other activities that can still be really fun in the rain. Take hiking for instance. As long as you have the right rain gear from head to toe and some watertight boots, hiking can be a magical experience in the rain. There are even rain covers for your pack! If you start a hike in the White Mountains when it’s raining there is a certain wonderful smell that only the alpine forest can produce. You want to be more careful in the rain because rocks and leaf cover can be very slippery but there are still lovely sights to see in the rain. Beautiful rivers to go by and waterfalls to look at and there is still wildlife out and about in the rain.

By |July 8th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Spring has Sprung Waterfalls

Spring has truly sprung here in New England. There is talk of this “mud season” but I for one don’t see what all the fuss is about. The beginning of Spring here is one of the most exciting and beautiful times of the year. There is so much to do and see here. Hiking is one of the best things to do right now. The trees are starting to bud and flowers are starting to peak out of the ground. There is still some snow at the higher elevations but it is quickly melting with each sunny day. The best part is the magical trickling sound of the streams as you walk in the woods. Some are just a tiny rivulet of water and some are rushing off somewhere with white caps over rocks and fallen trees, taking with it leaves and debris from last Fall.

By |May 16th, 2015|Spring, Uncategorized|

Spring Skiing

It’s that time of year when we here in the North East are starting to maybe not be excited about the cold winter temperatures. We are setting our sights on Spring as we watch the snow melt. When we still love to get outside there are fun options this time of year. Spring skiing is a cherished pastime for a lot of people. A man staying at the Hostel this week enthusiastically told me that Spring skiing is his favorite time to be on the slopes. Lately spring as been holding onto the dead of winter with temps staying in the teens and low 20’s! We got a taste of upper 30’s and mid 40’s weather last week but then it dropped back down. Once you smell spring and hear the little trickle of snow melting streams it’s hard to get back to winter mode.

By |April 21st, 2015|Uncategorized|
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