The White Mountains of New Hampshire are synonymous with adventure. But for those who who don’t want to hike into the high peaks, there’s stall plenty of adventures to be found at Great Glen Trails, whcih lies across the road from The Glen House in New Hampshire’s Pinkham Notch.
Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center is a well-established adventure center that offers equipement, instruction and guides. It’s where to go mountain biking, kayaking and hiking, kick back with a microbrew at sunset on the deck of The Glen House, with panoramic views of the Presidential Range of the White Mountains.
The 68-room boutique property at the foot of Mt. Washington is owned by the Mt. Washington Summit Road Company (MWSRC) and is the perfect base camp for summer adventures.
Hike, Bike & Kayak the Whites
The Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center, which is also owned by MWSRC, has 45 km of trails for walking, hiking and trail biking. The terrain is easy to moderate, great for family trail riding on hybrids, mountain bikes and fat bikes, which can all be rented on site. There are opportunities nearby for guided wilderness kayaking and white water kayaking trips. Half-day guided wildlife kayak tours offer an opportunity to spot bald eagles, osprey, kingfishers and even moose and black bear while paddling flat water on the nearby Androscoggin River. More adventurous travelers can go on a guided whitewater kayaking excursion and encounter Class II rapids under the tutelage of ACA certified guides.