New Hampshire Journals

Retreat in White Mountain National Forest

A September 2004 trip to New Hampshire by CurlyGirl

Flume Gorge Photo, Lincoln, New Hampshire More Photos
Quote: I visited the White Mountain National Forest area of New Hampshire on a retreat and had a fabulous time in the excellent weather. Surrounded by nature, I had no choice but to relax and reflect. We went to several different sites and explored the area around our hotel.

Retreat in White Mountain National Forest

Overview

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Visit the Flume Gorge, take a ride on the Conway Train, climb Mt. Washington, ski down the mountains, and take in the vast land New Hampshire has to offer!

Quick Tips:

Stay at a ski resort in the off-season. There are plenty of things to do at lower rates.

Best Way To Get Around:

A car rental is the best way to travel and pretty much the only option.

Attitash Mountain Village

Hotel | "Attitash Grand Summit Resort and Conference Center"

Attitash Mountain Village Photo, Bartlett, New Hampshire
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Since I was with a group of about 70, one of the upsides of this resort was that it could hold us all. It also had an outdoor pool that is heated year-round, and a site visit in March proved that people love pools, even when there is snow on the ground! The rooms were nice, with some having kitchens (but uncomfortable pull-out sofas and Murphy beds) and others having two double beds. They also offer suites and lofts. The resort had a wide array of activities on site, and it is a ski lodge during the skiing season.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on December 24, 2004

Attitash Mountain Village
US Route 302
Bartlett, New Hampshire 03812
(603) 374-6500

Flume Gorge

Attraction

Flume Gorge Photo, Lincoln, New Hampshire
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The Flume Gorge is absolutely beautiful. There are several amazing waterfalls to see, and the trail takes you through them and above them, giving spectacular views throughout the trail. There is even a bear cave to crawl through! Though it is very tight, you shouldn't worry because it is not very long.

The flume is a natural gorge. The walls reach over 70 feet, and several of the walkways are built on the side of the falling water. The walls are about 10 to 12 feet apart. A feeling of just you and the water, and the natural beauty, is awesome. You also get to walk through a covered bridge that passes over the flume. This is a must-see!

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on December 24, 2004

Flume Gorge
Franconia Notch State Park White Mountain National Forest
Lincoln, New Hampshire
(603) 745-8391

Weirs Beach

Attraction

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Think of a trashy, low-budget, old, run-down has-been amusement/dining/tourist shop area, and you've found the right place with Weirs Beach. Its the home of a motorcycle rally, a miniature golf course, jet ski rentals, and more un-fine dining than you could imagine. Buy a T-shirt at every other store or a corn dog. What about Bob was filmed at Lake Winnepesaukee. Weirs Beach was a pit stop on the way back to the airport, and it provided much fun for everyone.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on December 24, 2004

Weirs Beach
Lake Winnepesaukee
Weirs Beach, New Hampshire