Dixville Notch to Concord - January 2015 Walk Route

Route Weather Forecast

Please take cold weather/wet weather precautions on the walk.

Please note: Due to the logistical challenges present within the geography of the north country we are forced to limit this walk to 20 overnight walkers. We have now reached this limit. 

There is no limit to the number of daily walkers for this route. Daily walkers are those that plan to walk with us during the day and are not staying with us overnight. 

Field Manager: Xanni Brown, xanni@nhrebellion.org

If you need a ride or can offer a ride to or from the walk route, please contact the field manager listed on this page. 


 

SATURDAY, JANUARY 10
DAY 0 – Travel to DIXVILLE

Travel time to Colebrook: 2 hrs, 54 minutes
Route: North on Rte 93 (toll road) to Exit 35 following US 3 North.
Tonight’s Lodging: Colebrook Country Club, 15 Abenaki Lane, Colebrook

  • 3:00 PM: MEET OUTSIDE MANCHESTER

    We’ll be gathering at the North Londonderry Park and Ride just south of Manchester, NH off of Rte 93. You may leave your car here for no charge.
     
  • 3:30 PM: DEPART/CARAVAN to Colebrook, NH.

    DINNER: We advise grabbing food on the way up to Colebrook or bringing your own. There are a few restaurants in Colebrook but don’t plan on anything gourmet.
     
  • 7:00 PM: MEET as group at motel

SUNDAY, JANUARY 11
DAY 1 – DIXVILLE to ERROL

Total Daily Mileage: 11 miles
Estimated Walk Time: 4 hrs, 30 minutes
Starting Point: Wildlife Viewing Area off of Rte 26
Route: South on Rte 26 towards Errol
End Point & Tonight’s Lodging: Errol Motel, 132 Main Street, Errol

  • 8:00 AM: BREAKFAST
     
  • 9:00 AM: GROUP MEETING and introductions
     
  • 10:00 AM: DEPART/CARAVAN to Dixville Notch
     
  • 10:15 AM: MEET at Wildlife Viewing Area.

    Meet at a Wildlife Viewing Area pullout on the eastern side of the notch (Errol side) approx. 12 miles from Colebrook. Coming from Colebrook and the notch, the area will be on the right. Coming from Errol, it will be on the left.
     
  • 11:00 AM: DEPART/WALK toward Errol along Rte. 26
     
  • LUNCH:

    Will eaten on the road! Feel free to eat when you need to.
     
  • 3:30 PM: ARRIVE in Errol at Errol Motel.  

    Overflow will be at the 158 Main Street Inn.
     
  • 6:00 PM: Dinner in Errol (restaurant TBD)
     
  • 7:30 PM: Activity

MONDAY, JANUARY 12
DAY 2 – ERROL to MILAN

Total Daily Mileage: 21 miles
Estimated Walk Time: 8 hrs
Starting Point: Errol Motel
Route: South on Rte 16
End Point: Mahoosuc Inn, 877 Milan Road, Milan
Tonight’s Lodging: Mahoosuc Inn

  • 6:30 AM: BREAKFAST
     
  • 7:00 AM: MEET
     
  • 8:00 AM: DEPART/WALK
     
  • LUNCH: On the road!
     
  • 4:00 PM: ARRIVE Mahoosuc Inn in Milan.
     
  • 6:00 PM: DINNER
     
  • 8:00 PM: MEET for quick debrief and check-in

 


TUESDAY, JANUARY 13:
DAY 3 – MILAN to GORHAM

Total Daily Mileage: 15 miles
Estimated Walk Time: 6 hrs
Starting Point: Mahoosuc Inn, Milan
Route: South on Rte 16
End Point & Tonight’s Lodging: Gorham United Church of Christ, 143 Main Street, Gorham

  • 8:00 AM: BREAKFAST
     
  • 9:00 AM: DEPART/WALK Begin walking from Mahoosuc Inn.
     
  • LUNCH: On the road and in vehicles
     
  • 3:00 PM: ARRIVE in Gorham at United Church of Christ
     
  • 6:00 PM: DINNER in Gorham
     
  • 8:30 PM: MEET for Debrief and check-in

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 14 
DAY 4 – GORHAM to PINKHAM NOTCH

Total Daily Mileage: 10.8 miles
Estimated Walk Time: 5 hrs
Starting Point: Gorham United Church of Christ, 143 Main Street, Gorham
Route: South on Rte 16
End Point & Tonight’s Lodging: Joe Dodge Lodge, Pinkham Notch

  • 7:30 AM: BREAKFAST at Welsh's Restaurant (88 Main Street)
     
  • 9:30 AM: DEPART/WALK from Welsh’s Restaurant
     
  • LUNCH: On the road and in vehicles
     
  • 3:00 PM: ARRIVE and settle in at Joe Dodge Lodge
     
  • 6:00 PM: DINNER Family style dinner in dining room
     
  • 8:30 PM: MEET for Debrief and check-in

THURSDAY, JANUARY 15
DAY 5 – PINKHAM NOTCH to NORTH CONWAY

Total Daily Mileage: 17.9 miles
Estimate Walk Time: 7 hrs
Starting Point: Pinkham Notch, Joe Dodge Lodge
Route: South on Rte 16/East 302
Ending Point: Gibson Senior Center, 14 Grove Street, North Conway, NH 03860
Tonight’s Lodging: Volunteer Hosts!

  • 6:30 – 7:30 AM: BREAKFAST buffet served
     
  • 8:30 AM: DEPART/WALK from Joe Dodge Lodge south on Rte 16.
     
  • LUNCH:

    On the road and in vehicles (bag lunches from AMC/Joe Dodge Lodge).
     
  • 4:00 PM: ARRIVE at Gibson Senior Center in North Conway
     
  • 4:45 PM: EVENT
     
  • 6:30 PM: DEPART w/HOSTS

FRIDAY, JANUARY 16
DAY 6 – NORTH CONWAY to TAMWORTH

Total Daily Mileage: 18.8 miles
Estimate Walk Time: 7 hrs 30 min
Starting Point: Gibson Senior Center, 14 Grove Street, North Conway, NH 03860
Route: South on Rte 16 and then Rte 113
Ending Point and Tonight’s Lodging: Tamworth Unitarian Universalist Church, 30 Tamworth Rd, Tamworth

  • BREAKFAST with hosts
     
  • 8:00 AM: MEET at Gibson Senior Center
     
  • 8:30 AM: DEPART/WALK
     
  • LUNCH: On the road and in the vehicles.
     
  • 4:00 PM: ARRIVE at U.U. Church in Tamworth, CARAVAN to Runnells Hall, 27 Runnells Hall Road, Chocorua, NH 03817
     
  • 6:00 – 7:00: DINNER at Runnels Hall with the folks of the Tamworth U.U. Church.
     
  • 7-8:00 PM: Bird-dog training with the American Friends Service Committee.

  • 8:30 PM: MEET hosts at Runnels Hall and go home for the night.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 17
DAY 7 – TAMWORTH to CENTER HARBOR

Total Daily Mileage: 16 miles
Estimate Walk Time: 6 hrs 30 minutes
Starting Point: Tamworth U/U Church, 30 Tamworth Rd, Tamworth
Route: West on Cleveland Hill Road, left on Bunker Hill Road, right on Jackman Pond Rd, left on Bearcamp, right on Middle, right at Top of the World, left on 113W/Sandwich road, right on Church St, slight right on Squam Lake Rd, continue on Bean Road, right on NH-25/New Meredith road.
Ending Point: Center Harbor Congregational Church, 52 Main St, Center Harbor

  • BREAKFAST: with hosts
     
  • 8:00 AM: MEET at Tamworth U/U Church in vehicles.
     
  • 8:30 AM: DEPART/WALK
     
  • LUNCH: On the road
  • 3:00 PM: ARRIVE in Center Harbor.

    We’ll meet in front of the Center Harbor Congregational Church.
     
  • 3:30 MEET hosts

SUNDAY, JANUARY 18
DAY 8 – CENTER HARBOR to LACONIA

Total Daily Mileage: 16 miles
Estimate Walk Time: 6 hrs 30 min.
Starting Point: Center Harbor Congregational Church, 52 Main St, Center Harbor
Route: S on Rte 3, right on Roller Coaster Road, S on Rte 106 and back to Rte 3.
Ending Point: Lakes Region Community College, 379 Belmont Road, Laconia, NH 03246

  • 7:45 AM: MEET in front of the Center Harbor Congregational Church
     
  • 8:00 AM: DEPART/WALK south on Rte 3
     
  • LUNCH: On the road!
     
  • 3:00 PM: ARRIVE at Lakes Region Community College
  • CANCELLED due to weather: Professor Lessig SPEAKS at Lakes Region Community College
  • 6:00 PM: MEET hosts at Lakes Region Community College

MONDAY, JANUARY 19
DAY 9 – LACONIA to CANTERBURY

Total Daily Mileage: 11 miles
Estimate Walk Time: 4 hrs 30 min
Starting Point:  Lakes Region Community College, 379 Belmont Road, Laconia, NH 03246
Route: S on Rte 3, Shaker Road, S on Old Shaker Road.
Ending Point: Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd, Canterbury, NH  


TUESDAY, JANUARY 20
DAY 10 – CANTERBURY to CONCORD

Total Daily Mileage: 12.5 miles
Estimate Walk Time: 5 hrs 
Starting Point: Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd, Canterbury, NH
Route: Shaker Rd, L on Lesmerises, L on Old Shaker Road, L on Mountain Rd, R on Eastman St, bike path across river along I-93, right on Institute/Delta Dr, L on Commercial Street, R on 202W (0.1 mile), L on North Main, L on Gulf St.
End Point & Tonight’s Lodging: South Congregational Church, 27 Pleasant St, Concord, NH.

  • 8:30 AM: MEET at Shaker Village
     
  • 8:45 AM: DEPART/WALK
     
  • LUNCH: On the road!
     
  • 2:00 PM: ARRIVE at The Capitol Center for the Arts, Concord
     
  • 5:30 PM: DINNER at The Common Man, Concord, 25 Water Street

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 21
DAY 11 – CONCORD FESTIVITIES

Check out the Concord Event Page


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