My son and I just returned from a weekend with Wee Wanderers at Cardigan Lodge. I was looking forward to a way to introduce my 5 year old to some of what the AMC has to offer. I was not disappointed! The two naturalist who greeted us were instantly welcoming and we immediatly felt comfortable with the two Kates. As the other participants began to arrive I was a little concerned with the youngness of the overall group. (Wee Wanderers is for kids 3-5 and there were lots of 3s). My concern was short lived as we got to know the other families, how rugged the 3 year olds were, and how well the Kates were able to gear the program appropriately to all age groups. Even some older siblings, who were 7-ish, were engaged and enjoyed themselves more than they had anticipated.
The accomodations were excellent....very clean and well maintained. The library had enough children's books so that we had a few different bedtime stories each night.
It goes without saying that the food at an AMC lodge is excellent. My picky eater was willing to try new things and has even asked that I add lasagna to the rotation, although I don't think mine will compare to Tom Fisher's!
Overall a great trip, a great program, and we're already looking at the calendar to see when we can head back up to the lodge.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- AMC's Cardigan Lodge in Alexandria, New Hampshire is just two hours from Boston. Surrounded by 5,000-acre Mount Cardigan State Forest, Cardigan Lodge offers an extensive trail network for hiking and cross-country skiing, a nature trail and swimming pond, and family-friendly programs and theme weekends. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Cardigan Hotel Bristol