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One Tank Trip for New Hampshire Camping
Total mileage / average drive time:
30.3 miles – 41 minutes
Oh, New Hampshire, how do we love thee? Let us count the ways—from hiking to biking to skiing and fishing, you woo us with your recreational abundance. Your ski resorts, many retort are the best within the region and your pristine beaches along the Atlantic Coast offer activities through every season.
Lancaster is a great starting point for our RV journey. This beautiful rural community lies in the southernmost part of New Hampshire’s Great North Woods, where the moose outnumber people, and is widely known for its exceptional winter activities including snowmobiling and cross-country skiing. Within the area you’ll also discover the Lancaster section of the Heritage Trail, part of the New Hampshire Heritage trail, a 230 mile walking path stretching from Massachusetts to Canada. The trail in Lancaster is about 15 miles long and takes you through some of the most breathtaking scenery in the state, traveling along gravel roads, paved streets and along one side of Mount Prospect. A visit to the John Wingate Weeks Historic Site will treat you to incredible panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and a wonderful place to roam the grounds of this historic home, visit the fire tower and have a snack or light lunch. In the winter months, the park is perfect for a variety of winter fun.
8.3 miles – 11 minutes
For our next stop, head out of Lancaster on US-3S for the 16.9 mile trip to Twin Mountain. Nestled in the heart of the White Mountains, Twin Mountain is the quintessential New England town within a short drive of some endless outdoor adventure. There are several major ski resorts within the area where you can ski till your hearts content. Spring and Summer bring the lush green color back to the area opportunities for hiking the numerous trails within the area with varying lengths and degrees of difficulty where you can head out for a short mile trek or work those muscles in a demanding 6 hour hike. Later, you can indulge in a bit of Yankee charm as you take in more beautiful mountain scenery via a hayride or travel through the area on horseback. No matter how you choose to spend your time in Twin Mountain, it will be a memorable experience you’ll want to recreate again and again.
8.5 miles – 12 minutes
From Twin Mountain let’s leave town via US-302W for a quick 5 miles into Bethlehem. It seems that Bethlehem has been drawing visitors from the surrounding area almost as long as it has been a town. Here you’ll have easy access to many outdoor activities! Anglers can choose from any number of streams, rivers, lakes & ponds while others may choose to explore the hundreds of miles of trails in the White Mountains. As a special treat, consider taking a ride on the Hobo Railroad, which chugs you along the shores of Pemigewasset River or climb aboard the Cog Railway, an authentic coal-fired railroad which will take you to the highest peak in the northeast where you can explore, enjoy the view and spend some time at the Mt. Washington Observation Center. Spectacular!
8.5 miles – 11 minutes
Leave Bethlehem via US-302W and in a short five miles, you’ll arrive at our last stop, Littleton. This wonderful destination has a wealth of history dating back to the 1800s and a historic walking tour will bring you face to face with beautifully well-preserved homes of the era. Downtown you’ll find eclectic shops, fine restaurants and art galleries. For outdoor recreation, head to the multi-use trails in the area where you are free to hike, mountain bike, use your all terrain vehicle, horseback ride or even ski. What better way to enjoy the incredible scenery? If you’re feeling particularly energetic, take the hike on Kilburn Crag, it’s an easy climb but the pay off is an incredible view of the town of Littleton and the surrounding White Mountains.
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