The changing fall landscape prompted our recent hike to Rhododendron State Park in Fitzwilliam, NH. This place is famous for it’s July blooms, but the trails are worth visiting in all seasons.
We arrived in the later afternoon with a few hours of daylight left. I wanted to hike the portion of Rhododendron which branches off to include Little Monadnock, a feature on the Monadnock-Metacomet Trail System. This hike is one mile following stone walls and massive boulders.
Along the path, which was fairly strenuous, we had opportunity to appreciate early fall inhabitants. Wooly caterpillars share the woods with moose here, as we found evidence of both. (I’ll only share with you the caterpillar ‘evidence’).
This was a fun trip and we met quite a few families of all ages along the way. The trail is well marked, and it was easy to keep a comfortable pace. For a mile-long adventure, we quickly felt the cares of the week slip away into the forest and clouds.
I found a link to more detailed information about the hike on Hike New England. It includes information about the Old Patch Place, a 200 year-old, beautifully restored cabin at the trailhead. Enjoy!