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“Covered Bridge Campground: The Best on the Kang!”

White Mountain National Forest
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Full Day White Mountain Tour with Cannon Mountain Aerial Tram
Ranked #176 of 758 things to do in New Hampshire
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Boston, Massachusetts
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“Covered Bridge Campground: The Best on the Kang!”
Reviewed August 14, 2012

My boyfriend and I decided to spend 5 days and 4 nights camping in the White Mountains, to get away from the city, our cell phones, and the sheer density of people in Boston. We wanted to relax and enjoy the silence, the stars, and the natural beauty of the mountains. We drove through Covered Bridge Campground, which was rustic and beautiful, and settled down in a site. Lo and behold, two hours, two tents, and two coolers later, we realized it had been reserved for the weekend (this was a Thursday; we were staying until Sunday).

So, what to do? Well, we flagged down a campground host in a pick-up to ask for advice and help. His name was Mike-- and we were SO glad we found him.

Not only did Mike show us the first-come-first-serve sites, he also offered to move our two tents on his pickup. He drove by later to check on us and deliver firewood, telling us that his was the best in the land, hardwood and kiln dried. He was right on ALL counts. The site was perfect, the wood burned slowly, and Mike was incredibly warm and hospitable on every occassion. It is clear he takes a lot of pride in his campground and loves his job (and his BIG dog!).

We truly enjoyed our stay at Covered Bridge, have returned once already this summer, and will be back again this coming Saturday. If you stay at Covered Bridge, SAY HI TO MIKE! You won't regret it-- he is a wonderful host and great guy.

Also, go swimming at Lower Falls.

Visited July 2012
4 Thank Jess F
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“Really, realy beautiful....”
Reviewed June 5, 2012

Nice scenic drive from New Hampshire into Vermont. Just a beautiful landscape near the Mount Washington area!

Visited May 2012
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Breath-taking mountain views, awesome hiking, and beautiful waters!”
Reviewed June 24, 2011

My partner and I recently honeymooned in Chocorua, NH. We stayed at a lovely B&B (Riverbend Inn). And just up the road from the inn we discovered the White Mountain National Forest. We stopped at the ranger station on the way in and talked with a most helpful ranger, Evan Grant. Very knowledgeable and helpful. The road (highway 112, a/k/a the Kancamagus Highway) into the forest was fun to drive. Absolutely breath-taking views! There are many beautiful creeks, streams, and rivers. And the views are amazing. We hiked up Hedgehog Mountain. There are several places to look out from the mountain. At one point I felt like I was in God's Cathedral! It was a truly moving, spiritual moment for me. White Mountain National Forest is certainly a must-see if you're visiting the area!

Visited June 2011
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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
“Ski, Canoe ,Waterfalls-photos and memories to last lifetime”
Reviewed August 28, 2010

What a great national forest. There is so much to do regardless of the season. The scenic mountains offer great hiking or skiing in the winter. There are short and long hikes. The Glen Ellis waterfall trail is only .3 miles, but it leads you to a super picturesque 64 foot waterfall and many swimming holes. You do have to pay if you don't hold the annual national parks pass (that is only 80 dollars and let's you in to all national parks, forests, monuments, and recreation areas). I think a day pass is 3 dollars. There are nearby camping grounds and plenty of resorts on the perimeter of the forest that stretches from New Hampshire to part of Maine. There is a chance you could spot a moose - though I was not that lucky.

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