Lonesome Lake Hut’s main room (Ty Wivell)
With spectacular views of the Franconia Ridge across a pristine glacial lake, Lonesome Lake Hut offers big mountain scenery without the big mountain effort. Lonesome Lake is just 1.6 miles from the trailhead, making it an ideal first-time backcountry experience and a great intro to AMC’s hut system. More experienced hikers will find plenty of challenge, with nearby Cannon Mountain, the Kinsman Ridge, and miles of Appalachian Trail beyond.
Located in Franconia Notch State Park, Lonesome Lake Hut is open year-round. Visit in the summer and fall and savor our delicious, home-cooked breakfasts and dinners. Or opt for a quieter overnight escape during other seasons and bring your own food. Our caretaker will be waiting. See 2014 Season Dates >>
 
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Just 1.6 miles from the trailhead, Lonesome Lake is a great first-time backcountry experience as well as a quick reward or base for more ambitious adventurers.

Staff Top Three Things To Do...

Spot a moose or two Spot a moose or two
An early morning stroll might be rewarded with a glimpse of moose munching on tasty aquatic plants in Lonesome Lake.
Head straight up Head straight up
You have many peak-bagging options near Lonesome Lake Hut. Cannon Mountain, the Canon Balls, and North and South Kinsman peaks are a few. Whatever your choice, the views don’t disappoint.
Find your winter wonderland Find your winter wonderland
Ski or snowshoe to Lonesome Lake Hut for a serene winter escape. The trails sparkle after a fresh snowfall, and the animal tracks suggest that you might just not be all alone out here after all. So does the caretaker’s friendly greeting during self-service season.

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Kids Stay Free at Lonesome and Cardigan all Summer! 

All summer, kids stay, play, and eat free at Cardigan Lodge and Lonesome Lake Hut. Free meals for kids include breakfast and dinner. One child stays free per adult at Lonesome Lake Hut. Valid Jun 1- Aug 31. Not valid when guided programs are in session.

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AMC Reservations 603-466-2727
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