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Weekend Getaway to New Hampshire

There's something about fresh air and fall foliage that makes you feel like you're in your own Hallmark Movie.


Couple in fall foliage on Kancamagus Highway
Kancamagus Highway

Travel evening

Took the red eye Thursday night from Orlando to Manchester via Spirit Airlines. We slept near the airport since we didn’t want to drive up north at 1am.

Day 1

Breakfast: The Breakfast Club

Drive from Manchester to Artists Bluff, Franconia Notch ,

Artists Bluff hike

Tip: If you just want to see Artists Bluff, then take the trail from the south trailhead where it intersects the road near Echo Lake Beach parking lot, this will make the trail quicker.

Lunch: Random gas station food in Carrol

Mount Willard hike

Drive to Conway for the evening

Where we stayed: School House Inn*

This place was a no frills motel but it was perfect. The woman checking us in was the nicest person we have ever met in a hotel. As she put it “Its no frills but its clean, comfortable, and cozy"

Dinner: Muddy Moose Restaurant & Pub

Day 2 Breakfast: Banners Restaurant Drive West along Kancamagus Hwy towards Lincoln NH This area is absolutely gorgeous, so take your time to stop as much as you want, here are a few suggestions of places to stop

  • Albany Bridge

  • Lower Falls

  • Rocky Gorge

  • Bear Notch Rd Scenic Overlook (a little bit out of the way, but worth the extra few minutes)

  • Sabbaday falls

  • Lincoln Woods

  • Any overlook that you see with room, every overlook was packed while we were there​

Late Lunch: anywhere in Lincoln

Hike to Lonesome Lake

Stay in the Lakes District, we stayed in Tilton due to price.

Day 3

Breakfast: Country Cook'n At The Lakeside

Hike Lockes Hill Trail, a fairly short and easy hike to a beautiful lake view.

If you feel adventurous wake up early and hike Mount Major, but be aware that it gets busy.

Drive the backroads to Manchester and enjoy the town before an evening flight back to Orlando

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