10 spring hikes in New Hampshire
Below tree line the hike features serene waterfalls and fascinating geology. Above the trees, hikers can marvel at breathtaking views in all directions as well as colorful displays of flowering alpine vegetation at their feet.
Hike: Follow the Old Bridle Path, Greenleaf, Franconia Ridge, and Falling Waters trails to complete this challenging 8.8-mile circuit.
Trailhead: Lafayette Place, Franconia Notch State Park. www.nhstateparks.org.