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Into the Wild

Great North Woods region road trip itinerary.
 
 
 
Get up close and personal with New Hampshire’s wildlife on this nature-bound adventure. Spot a deer, catch some bass, and maybe even be lucky enough to encounter one of our magnificent moose.
 
  1. Weeks State Park (200 Weeks State Park Rd, Lancaster) Walk or drive the auto road up to take in 360 degree views of the Presidential Range as you explore a historic estate perched atop Mt. Prospect. Be sure to climb the old stone fire tower for even better mountain views.

  2. Gorham Moose Tours (69 Main Street, Gorham) Enjoy a guided moose tour, where local tour guides boasting a 97% success rate can practically guarantee a moose sighting for you!

  3. Pontoon Wildlife Tour (29 Upton Road, Errol) Let a local guide from Northern Waters Outfitters show you around the tranquil waters of Lake Umbagog, a National Wildlife Refuge.

  4. Table Rock, Dixville Notch (Dixville Notch State Park) If you’re up for the challenge, grab your sense of adventure and hit the trail. The hike, about 20 minutes is steep and not for the faint of heart but the reward is jaw dropping views.

  5. Mostly Muffins (51 Parsons St, Colebrook) A true hidden gem in the Great North Woods for made-to-order breakfast sandwiches and some of the most flavorful, hearty muffins around! Eat in the charming café or take your goodies to enjoy on the road.

  6. Beaver Brook Falls (Wayside, 432 Route 145, Colebrook) Visit one of New Hampshire’s most majestic waterfalls at Beaver Brook Falls in Colebrook. Pack a picnic and enjoy the park’s wide-open space in any season!

  7. Fly Fishing Experience (45 Stewart Young Road, Pittsburg) Enjoy a guided fly fishing outing in one of the Great North Wood’s many lakes, rivers, and ponds with a certified outfitter from Lopstick.

  8. Rent an ATV with Bear Rock Adventures (1564 Main Street, Pittsburg) Experience the expansive off-roading trail network known as Ride the Wilds, where you’ll get up close and personal with the region’s lush forests and native wildlife.

Pit Stops:
 
  • Shop: Save time for a visit to downtown Berlin, whose weaving Main Street shadows the Androscoggin River. You’ll find a handful of great shops to visit in addition to convenience stores where you can stock up on essentials. Check out Middle Earth for unique and thoughtful gifts or stop in at Bergie’s Trading Post for hunting and fishing gear, plus local tips and information. And be sure to stop at LL Cote in Errol; from crock pots to kayaks, they’ve got everything you need for outdoors and indoors too!

  • Eat: Black Bear Tavern (151 Main Street, Colebrook); Rainbow Grille (609 Beach Road, Pittsburg); The Burg (8 Back Lake Road, Pittsburg); The Copper Pig Brewery (1 Middle Street, Lancaster).