Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Travel | Lake Winnipesaukee and Flume Gorge

While in New Hampshire, we knew we wanted to do some outdoor activities and enjoy the Fall weather and foliage. Our plan was to take one day to visit Lake Winnipesaukee and another day to do a little hiking in the White Mountain.

On the day we were going to Lake Winnipesaukee, it pretty much rained all day, which put a bump in our original plans. We had made horseback riding reservations at Castle in the Clouds and ended up canceling because I wasn't prepared for that type of weather. Plus, I didn't want to risk the chance of getting sick on my second day of vacation. Instead, we took a train ride that rode around the Lake. As you can see by the pictures, it was very gloomy!

Fortunately for us, the weather on the next day was perfect for hiking in the mountains at Flume Gorge. It was about an hour and a half drive, maybe two, but the views were gorgeous! All the hills of the mountains in all the shades of reds, oranges, yellows and greens. There was a lot of "oohs" and "ahhs" during that drive.

When we were waiting in line to purchase our tickets, it was quite chilly. I was concerned that it would be too cold to be outdoors for us Florida folks, but once we got started and got the blood flowing, the weather was perfect.

Here are some pics from the trail.

Below is the view at the top of the trail. So pretty!! Unfortunately, I did not take my good camera and only had the iPhone camera to use. It does not give this view justice.

On our way back, we took the Kancamagus Highway, which is a more scenic route. There were a few scenic stops but the traffic was a little crazy at each stop. We were able to stop at one that wasn't too crazy at that moment, so we pulled over for some picture taking.

Take me back!! Those mountains are everything. I wish I could have been able to zoom better. Lesson learned. Take the good camera on any trips. 


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