After our relaxing time at Umbagog Lake it felt great to get back on the Land Yacht and hit the open road! We’re not going far today; only about 90 miles, starting off with beautiful Highway 16, aka the Berlin Road which takes us from Erroll down to Gorham which is on the northern edge of the White Mountains-
Doesn’t look like New England, does it?!
A quick lunch stop in Gorham and we continue south on the White Mountain Road-
We passed the Mount Washington Auto Road- we’ll revisit this later when we’re not carrying such a heavy load!
I wanted to try a National Forest Campground, but Kristhawee prefers State Parks as he claims there are more kids to play with. He’s quite right, actually 🙂
Lots of ski resorts around here- I bet this place is fun in the winter!
New England is famed for its covered bridges- this is the first of many that we spotted in the coming days-
At the tiny little town of Glen Junction we hang a right and ride west on the Crawford Notch Highway 302- not bad, not bad at all!
Welcome to the White Mountain National Forest!
White Mountain National Forest, New Hampshire, USA
We had no reservations and it was a Friday so I was a bit worried that the Crawford Notch State Park might be full, so to Kristhawee’s dismay, we made a quick stop just south to check out a National Forest Campground-
It was a bit too far of a hike from the road to the actual campground (about half a mile) and as we have no easy way to carry all our gear we decided to press on, stopping along the way for a quick pic on the old railroad trestle. You might not guess it from the picture, but these tracks are still in use!
A bit further up the road we arrived at Crawford Notch State Park and the Dry River Campground where luck was on our side and we grabbed an awesome walk in site that was deep in the forest and close to the dry river, which was anything but!
A GPX map of today’s ride-