Zealand Falls Hut is an easy 2.8 miles from the trailhead and a great first-time backcountry overnight spot. Dip your toes in a waterfall or climb the Pemigewasset’s most dramatic peaks from here.
Take a dip
Cool off in Zealand Falls, which pass within fifty feet of the hut. Seek out your own swimming hole upstream, or admire the power of water at the base of the falls.
Nab some quick views
Hike just over a mile to the Zeacliff lookout and take in views of the Pemigewasset Wilderness to the south and Willey Range to the east. Or simply kick back on the Zealand porch and gaze down the valley to peaks beyond.
Find a different kind of lodge
Explore the ponds below Zealand Falls and spot a beaver or two near their lodge. If lucky, you might come across a moose roaming the valley as well.