Families on a hike through the snowy woods of New Hampshire
Exploring a partially frozen waterfall along the Crawford Trail

Families on a hike through the snowy woods of New Hampshire

We’re hiking in the snow—micro crampons on our feet on the Crawford Trail in New Hampshire, with a guide from the Appalachian Mountain Club’s Highlands Center. In case you are wondering, the needles on the spruce are spikey--thus “spikey spruce” and the needles on the balsam are soft (“friendly fir”!).

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A special place for adventurous families from the AMC in New Hampshire
The gingerbread collection inside the AMC Highland Center

A special place for adventurous families from the AMC in New Hampshire

Welcome to the Appalachian Mountain Club Highland Center, a short drive from Mount Washington, New England’s tallest peak. Some of the families we meet the weekend before Christmas have made a visit here an annual tradition, like the Canes, who have come nearly every year since their nine year-old was a baby.

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