Family Spring Hiking Shapleigh Bunkhouse Overnight in Crawford Notch, NH

Trip dates: Saturday, April 15, 2017 12:00 AM to Sunday, April 16, 2017 12:00 AM

Join other families for a weekend of spring hiking in beautiful Crawford Notch, NH! Saturday we will hike Mt. Willard (3.2 miles RT) with gorgeous views down into Crawford Notch ….a classic "big bang for your buck" hike! Saturday night we enjoy dinner at Highland Center with option after to attend Highland Center evening program. We will stay at Shapleigh Bunkhouse (next to Highland Center) which sleeps 16 and is coed, heated, and includes bathrooms/showers, linens, and a common area. Sunday we will have a full buffet breakfast at the Highland Center next door followed by leader's choice hike depending on conditions and the group's abilities, possibly a hike into Arethusa Falls or up Elephant's Head and/or into Flume Gorge on the way home. Enjoy spring hiking at its best with views unobstructed by leaves, cool temperatures, and no bugs!

Participants must have some previous hiking experience, but not necessarily in the White Mountains. In mid April we expect early spring warmer temps although there will likely be some lingering snow and ice. We will have microspikes available for that possibility.

Space is limited to 16; registration is recommended as early as possible so you don't miss out! AMC Member Adults $90; kids age 12 and under $60. Non-member prices are respectively $100 and $70. Cost includes dinner Saturday, lodging Saturday night, and breakfast Sunday. Registrar: Doris Tennant,,(617) 969-4082.


  • "Mt. Willard has gorgeous views down into Crawford Notch ….a classic "big bang for your buck" hike!"

GPS Address: U.S. 302, Bretton Woods, NH 03595 (44.22° N, 71.41° W) From Greater Boston Area: 1. Take I-93 North to NH Exit 35 toward Rt. 3 North. 2. Take Rt. 3 North for 10 miles. 3. Turn right onto Rt. 302 East and continue 8.3 miles to Hi

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Trip region: 
New Hampshire, White Mountains
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Joan Entwistle
Doris Tennant (617-969-4082)
Nicsa Dagger Cain
Trip location: 
AMC Highland Center, U.S. 302, Bretton Woods, NH
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Highland Center at Crawford Notch
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Registration required: 
Doris Tennant (617-969-4082)


Fee includes: 
Dinner Saturday at Highland Center next door, lodging Saturday at Shapleigh Bunkhouse, breakfast buffet Sunday at Highland Center.

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2017-02-22 07:32:39.0
Last updated: 
2017-03-17 05:38:47.717