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“A Remnant of the Past”
Review of Longmire Springs

Longmire Springs
Ranked #2 of 2 things to do in Longmire
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Owner description: Need to soothe those aching muscles? Then soak yourself in Longmire's mineral hot springs.
Hillsborough & Villas NJ
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181 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“A Remnant of the Past”
Reviewed June 30, 2014

On the hiking train across the street from the National Park Inn at Mt Rainier, can be found a few traces of the early years of the resort town of Longmire, An old hotel once sat near the mineral springs and the springs still looks to be structurally sound. The water flowing there is full of iron oxide and probably not good to drink but in the days of old many health claims were made for spring water. The spring was so well built that it still looks today as it did 100 years ago. The water still flows up and out of the ground naturally as a reminder of different times. Not far from the springs can be seen an old cabin that provided minimalist accommodations for the vacationers of 100 years ago. It is well preserved so that visitors can appreciate what Longmire may have been like in its early years.

Visited June 2014
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Columbus, Ohio
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157 reviews
76 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Fun and Historically Enlightening”
Reviewed September 5, 2013

The interpretive trail here was very interesting, easy, and enjoyable. It explains a lot of the geologic and human history of the area, and boasts a really cool log cabin and hot spring.

Visited August 2013
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Boston
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32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Relaxing walk through history”
Reviewed July 28, 2013

Peaceful 30 minute walk through the woods to the site of an historical resort in the woods founded over 50 years ago. Good for all ages and abilities.

Visited July 2013
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New Milford, Connecticut
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151 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Short hike, great landscapes”
Reviewed July 8, 2013

This is your first view of Mt Rainier. There is a museum and some exhibits at this stop. I recommend the short hike "trail of the Shadows. A nice stroll around the springs and marsh area. The hike is relatively flat, but not handicap accessible.

Visited July 2013
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Columbus, Ohio
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26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Variety here.”
Reviewed January 2, 2013

This visitors center is at the far western edge of the park. There is a lodge, museum and a store. We also did a few of the easy, short hikes that start at this outpost. We got to see the original springs that lured pioneers and tourists to Mount Rainier since the 1800s. The Trail of Shadows trail gives you a historical view of the area. Kautz creek is a scenic overlook of the area full of glacial water.

Visited August 2012
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