Owned and operated by the Appalachian Mountain Club, the nation’s oldest conservation and recreation organisation, the Highland Center promotes responsible use of the region’s mountains, forests, and rivers, based on the philosophy that successful, long-term conservation depends greatly upon people’s firsthand experiences outdoors. The club conducts ongoing research projects to study air and water quality in the White Mountains. The stunning location of the Highland Center provides easy access to a large number of trailheads to explore the nearby mountains. These hikes can range from easy hikes to waterfalls and ponds to alpine traverses.
Hiking adventure operates late April - early November. The fall period is especially breathtaking.
Head out for a day hike along the historic Crawford Path to Mizpah Spring Hut. Our hike takes us through the northern hardwood forest where spring warblers abound. Mizpah Spring Hut (3800 ft) sits on the shoulder of Mt. Clinton in the heart of the boreal forest. Optional side trips could include Mt Eisenhower or Mt Jackson depending on the group’s ability and the weather. A trail lunch is included.
An evening Naturalist Program will be offered after a hearty dinner.
Depart for a day hike along the Southern Presidential Range to Lakes of the Clouds Hut (5012 ft) and Mount Washington. Highlights include mountain vistas and several unique alpine plant communities. The hiking trail is considered moderate with rocky footing that can be slick when wet. Lakes of the Clouds is 1.2 miles from the summit of Mt Washington. The trail from Lakes of the Clouds hut to the summit is on the Crawford Path Trail – the nation’s oldest hiking trail in continuous use. The open terrain offers magnificent views in all directions. You'll explore the geologic and glacial features of the landscape and stop at the top of Mt Washington, the highest peak in New England at 6,288 feet. After a trail lunch, you'll walk through the Weather Observatory and learn about the conditions and unique work that goes on. From there, you'll head down the Gulfside Trail to the Jewell Trail back to the base of the mountain.
Farewell Dinner at Highland Center Lodge.
However, perhaps you may decide to fly down to Florida and relax on its sunny beaches before heading back to the UK. Or Maybe you would like to spend some time on a city break and head to New York city for a few days exploring and sightseeing.
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