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Great North Woods Region

Your spring road trip itinerary for the Great North Woods.
With maple syrup season in full swing, temperatures starting to climb, and melting snow revealing trails and wide-open spaces—it’s a great time to hit the road and explore New Hampshire’s northernmost region.
  1. Dixville Flume (Flume Brook Picnic Area, Colebrook) *A short, 1/10-mile hike through Dixville Notch State Park leads to a stunning waterfall that cascades over a series of three plunges with a drop of 18 feet. The trek is extra special in early spring when white snow frames the falls and ice captures the sparkling water in a frozen façade.  *If you plan to make the trek in early spring, be sure to come prepared with a good coat and warm winter boots as the trail can be snow-covered well into the spring season.

  2. Tillotson Center (14 Carriage Lane, Colebrook) Enjoy a visit to Colebrook’s community heritage and visual and performing arts center for a lineup of spring performances, local history preservation, and cultural overview of New Hampshire’s northern region.

  3. Fuller’s Sugar House (267 Main Street, Lancaster) It wouldn’t be spring in New Hampshire without a visit to a local sugar house. Stop into Fuller’s Sugarhouse Country Store for a warm welcome and immersion into the maple sugaring process. Plus find delicious maple products like maple candy, maple cream, and maple sugar too!

  4. Polish Princess Bakery (73 Main Street, Lancaster) The Polish Princess Bakery has long been a local favorite, and it’s no surprise why. Baker Magdalena Randall uses only fresh, local ingredients to hand bake her Polish-style breads and fresh pastries with love. From hearth-baked bagels, hearty quiches and pizza to buttery croissants, cookies, and cinnamon rolls—there’s something for every palate.   

  5. Main Street Affair Bistro (151 Main Street, Suite #2, Berlin) Stop into the new Main Street Affair Bistro in Berlin for a one-stop-shop dining experience. Part café, part bistro, and part cocktail lounge—their eclectic menu has the perfect dish for any time of day.

Pit Stops

Moody Mug Café (18 State Street, Groveton), Sinibaldi’s Restaurant & The Millyard Lounge (207 E Mason Street, Berlin), The Wilderness Restaurant (94 Main Street, Colebrook), Exile Burrito (161 Main Street, Berlin)

Shop: The Old Appletree gift shop is the perfect stop to browse local products, designer wares, and north country souvenirs! For a unique blend of local artisans’ creations and vintage consignment, head down the street and visit Creative Natives in Colebrook.

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