Family Thanksgiving AMC Lonesome Lake Hut Overnight, Franconia Notch, NH

Trip dates: Saturday, November 30, 2019 12:00 AM to Sunday, December 1, 2019 12:00 AM

Enjoy turkey w/cranberry sauce and pecan pie with a small group of families at AMC Lonesome Lake Hut the Saturday after Thanksgiving. This is a great trip for families with some experience hiking! We hike 1.6 miles, (950 ' elevation gain) to the hut at a kid-friendly pace. Late fall hiking is awesome with views unobstructed by leaves, cool temperatures, and no bugs. We carry our sleeping bags, lunches and snacks, water and mountain gear. The group carries in supplies for dinner and breakfast and prepares it together in the hut kitchen. We have free time at the hut to explore, enjoy the breathtaking views of Franconia Ridge across the pristine glacial lake, and relax. Sunday is an optional hike 0.8 miles around the lake before returning to our cars.

Lonesome Lake Hut is second newest and southernmost hut of AMC's 8 huts, built in 1964. The main building is the dining room and kitchen while 46 guests sleep in separate bunkhouses. The dining room is toasty warm with a fire going in the evening, though the bunk rooms are unheated. Bunk rooms are co-ed in order that we can keep families together.

This trip is best for ages 5+. Participants help carry group gear and prepare group meals. Price $70/person ($80 for non-members) includes lodging, dinner, and breakfast. You are responsible for your lunch both days and trail snacks.

To register click on "Register Now" button above or copy and paste this URL into your browser: For questions contact: Jeanne Blauner, or 978-202-5606.


  • "The views around the lake are incredible, looking out toward Franconia Ridge and Cannon Mountain."

Trip details

Trip region: 
New Hampshire, White Mountains
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Jeanne Blauner (978-202-5606)

Jeanne has led trips for 45+ years for summer camps, college outings, Sierra Club, and AMC. Currently Jeanne heads up AMC Boston Family Outings and loves getting families and kids outdoors. Jeanne also leads for AMC Adventure Travel, having led to Switzerland and Peru/Machu Picchu.

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Trip location: 
AMC Lonesome Lake Hut, Franconia, NH
Family Thanksgiving Lonesome Lake Hut Overnight, Franconia, NH, turkey, cranberry sauce, views, fun kids
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Lonesome Lake Hut
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Trip difficulty: 
Moderate w/late fall conditions




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Fee includes: 
Lodging at AMC Lonesome Lake Hut, Dinner, and Breakfast.

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2019-07-15 08:26:04.0
Last updated: 
2019-11-29 07:13:14.64