Hart’s Location – A Great Place to Visit
If you love the outdoors, plan a visit to stay in Hart’s Location anytime of the year. Hiking, biking, golf, fly fishing, canopy tours are all popular in summer months. In winter, there are over 300 trails and glades to ski and ride in the area or more than 400 km of trails to cross country ski or snowshoe. Trailer your own or rent a snow machine to ride one of New England’s most extensive network of trails connecting to surrounding states and Canada.
Brake for Moose
New Hampshire is famous for its moose which can be seen at many locations along the road through Hart’s Location. Drivers are urged to use caution when on the roads, especially at dusk and dawn, for your safety and that of the moose. They are beautiful animals with an average weight of 1000 pounds. They are particularly active from April to November and are hard to see at night. Your headlights generally hit their legs, not their eyes, so you won’t see a reflection. In spring, yearlings have just been separated from their mothers and are apt to show up anywhere at anytime. Wear your seatbelt, use high beams when possible, scan the sides of the road, and observe the speed limit.
Plan a summer stop at the Willey House
The Willey House in Crawford Notch State Park is at the site of an historic landslide that happened in 1826. The house survived but sadly the family of nine perished. Restrooms are available in the house and the site also has picnicking areas nearby, hiking trails, and campgrounds. It is open daily from 9:30 – 5 pm from May 21, 2016 through October 16, 2016. Plan to stop and enjoy the views and feed the friendly ducks!
Here is the list of lodging options for Hart’s Location.
Notchland Inn – 603-374-6131
Award-winning country inn open year round with guest rooms, suites and pet-friendly cottages, all with wood-burning fireplaces. A five-course dinner is open by reservation to guests and the public Wednesday through Sunday nights. Dinner is at 7:00 pm and the table is yours for the evening. Relax in their fireplaced dining room and enjoy their views of the mountains and their gardens. Their magical location is a popular location for small weddings, elopements, vow renewals and committment ceremonies.
Re-opens for the summer season on May, 26, 2016.
This campground is located in the heart of Crawford Notch State Park in Hart’s Location. They offer 35 campsites – 7 for tent/pop-up, 20 standard and 8 for tent only. Amenities include showers, flush toilets and pet-friendly but pets must be leashed and attended at all times. Click the link above for details, map, campsite list, availability and link to book online.
Crawford Notch General Store and Campground – 603-374-2779
Season: – May 13 – Columbus Day weekend. Reservations open January 4th.
This pet-friendly campground is family-owned and operated along the banks of the Saco. Facilities include 100 sites, cabins, and yurts all on 100 acres. Log cabins include decks, picnic tables and grills.
An ideal base for a White Mountain escape with full buffet breakfast, bunk space and hiker shuttle.