Gibson House Bed & Breakfast is just 10 miles from the Appalachian Trail.
Suggested hikes in the White Mountains, including the Mount Moosilauke (4,802′)Franconia Ridge Loop, Moosilauke Loop, and several day hikes on Mount Washington (6,288′), Mount Adams (5,774′), and Mount Jefferson (5,712′).
Ammonoosuc Rail Trail – The Ammonoosuc Rail Trail is a 19 mile gravel and dust path following the Ammonoosuc River in New Hampshire. The trail starts at Central Street in Woodsville and ends at Industrial Park Road in Littleton. Route at RideWithGPS View and print map GPX file TCX Course.
Franconia Notch Recreation Path – 8.7 mile asphalt greenway trail for biking and walking.
Warren to East Haverhill Railroad Grade Trail– 10.8 Mile dirt rail-trail for walking, mountain biking and horseback riding.
Blackmount Rail Trail – 5 mil cinder, gravel and wood chip rail trail for biking, walking and horseback riding.
Cross Vermont Trail (Montpelier & Wells River Trail) – 22 Mile ballast, dirt, gravel and sand rail trail for walking, mountain biking and horseback riding.
Bedell Bridge State Park is a 74-acre park located along the Connecticut River. The park was the site of a historic two-span covered bridge, the second longest in the country. The covered Burr Truss bridge, which connected New Hampshire to Vermont, was destroyed by wind in 1979 and is no longer there. Burr Truss or Burr Arch—is a combination of an arch and a multiple kingpost truss design. A Fish and Game boat launch is located within the park.
27 Central St.
Woodsville, NH 03785
This state park gets its name for the many large rocks left by glaciers on the sandy beach of Lake Groton and throughout Groton State Forest. The park is located on the eastern shore of 423-acre Lake Groton. This park is a day-use-only park, though there are many picnic sites throughout. There are also restrooms with flush toilets, hot and cold running water, changing rooms, a concession stand and boat rentals. The Groton Nature Center is nearby and serves all the state parks in the Groton State Forest. Boulder Beach State Park Map
Woodsville, NH 03785
Franconia Notch State Park is located in the heart of the White Mountain National Forest. Franconia Notch is a spectacular mountain pass traversed by a unique parkway which extends from the Flume Gorge at the south to Echo Lake at the north. For eight miles, I-93 winds between the high peaks of the Kinsman and Franconia mountain ranges.
Franconia Notch was the home of the famous Old Man of the Mountain, the same “Great Stone Face” immortalized by Nathaniel Hawthorne and Daniel Webster. While you are here, stop at the Flume Gorge Visitor Center and walk through the renowned Flume Gorge, ride the exciting aerial tramway at Cannon Mountain, and visit the New England Ski Museum. Take your time, stop for a swim at Echo Lake, net a trout while fly fishing at Profile Lake, ride your bike on the Recreational Trail, watch for rock climbers, hawks, and falcons on Cannon Cliffs, or hike on the Appalachian Trail. Bring the family, stay awhile, and enjoy Franconia Notch State Park.
Lake Tarleton State Park is a 48-acre undeveloped park and is easy to find. Lake Tarleton, at 315 acres, offers an unguarded swimming beach and opportunities for fishing and hunting in season.There are two public access points for Lake Tarleton. The first is Lake Tarleton State Park, located on the northern end of the lake on Route 25C. The park features an unguarded swimming beach and pleasant areas for picnicking and viewing Lake Tarleton and the surrounding White Mountain National Forest. No pets are allowed at the State Park, and it is illegal to launch boats. During the summer months, a portable toilet is available. More Info
The White Mountain National Forest is just 23 minutes from Gibson House B&B. The forest includes eastern New Hampshire and western Maine ranges from mountainous hardwood forests to majestic alpine peaks. People come from all over the world to experience the breathtaking scenery, clear mountain lakes and streams, wildlife, and outdoor recreation opportunities.
Pike, NH 03780
The very scenic Chippewa trail ascends the rocky summit of Black Mountain in 1.8 miles. The trailhead, which accommodates three or four cars, and beginning section of trail are on private land.The historic Lime Kilns diverge left from the trail on an old road and are well worth a visit. The Chippewa Trailhead is located on Lime Kiln Road 3.1 miles north of NH Rte. 25 in East Haverhill.
Black Mountain via Chippewa Trail
Haverhill, NH 03774
Black Mountain via Chippewa Trail in Black Mountain State Forest is a 3.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near North Haverhill, New Hampshire that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and bird watching and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park
54 Elm Street
Woodstock, VT 05091
Begin at the Visitor Center at the Billings Farm & Museum, next to the parking area. National Park staff are available to answer questions and help plan your visit. Here you can view the award-winning film “A Place in the Land”. From the Billings Farm & Museum you can cross Vt. 12 to continue your visit at the National Park Carriage Barn Visitor Center.
Tours – The Mansion and gardens may be visited by guided tours led by park staff. Tours are offered Memorial Day weekend through October 31. Special daily programs begin July 1st this year. Make advance reservations by calling 802-457-3368 ext 222. You can also make reservations in person at either the Billings Farm & Museum or at the National Park Carriage Barn Visitor Center. Tours are limited in size. Large groups need to call ahead for special arrangements. A tour fee is charged. Assisted Listening Devices are available for our tours. A ranger will carry a microphone and the needed participant will carry an earpiece.
Saint-Gaudens National Historical Park
139 St Gaudens Rd.
Cornish, NH 03745
During the open season from Memorial Day weekend through October 31, the park buildings are open daily from 9:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Over 100 pieces of Saint-Gaudens’ sculpture are exhibited in the galleries and on the grounds of the park. The sculptor’s home, “Aspet” contains three rooms of original family furnishings. The Picture Gallery features changing exhibitions of contemporary art.
A variety of guided tours of the park are offered daily. Check the daily program schedule at the visitor center for times. Reservations are not needed for the scheduled tours. Please check for any special events that may be happening during the time of your visit, such as the Star Party held in September, or Sculptural Visions on the last Saturday in September.