This summer, escape the city and spend some quality time outdoors! If you are looking for an easy day trip idea, you need to head to New Hampshire's waterfall hiking trail. It is the perfect spot to visit with your friends.
Only 3 hours away from Montreal, you can visit New Hampshire, which is known for charming towns and vast stretches of the wilderness like White Mountain National Forest. Here you can find Flume Gorge Trail, a 3.1 km hiking trail that will take you past a spectacular rushing waterfall.
What makes Flume Gorge Trail so unique is there is a massive 800-foot gorge that extends from the base of Mount Liberty. Along the boardwalk trail that follows the canyon, there are tall granite walls, moss-covered stones, wildflowers, beautiful mountain views, a covered bridge and the stunning Avalanche Falls.
On the trail, you can easily follow the roaring sound of the water to find the giant waterfall. The boardwalk trail will lead you over the rushing water until you get right next to Avalanche Falls, a 45-foot waterfall!
Flume Gorge Trail is open from May 10 to October 20, and admission to the trail is $16. After paying the entry fee, you can explore the area and do an easy self-guided nature walk. For those who are short on time, you can walk directly to the waterfall, but the 3.1 km loop trail is well worth it to see the incredible views. You'll want to make sure to have your camera as there are plenty of amazing photo opportunities!
The opening times of the trail are dependent on weather. Before departing to visit the Flume Gorge Trail, it is recommended to call the park directly to check the status of the nature trail.
Flume Gorge Trail
Price: $16 per adult
Address: 852 Daniel Webster Hwy, Lincoln, New Hampshire
When: May 10 - June 30 8:30 am - 5:00 pm, July 1 - September 2 8:30 am - 5:30 pm, September 3 - October 20 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Why you need to go: An easy boardwalk trail that will take you up to a giant 45-foot waterfall!
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