At Cardigan Lodge, in New Hampshire’s Lakes Region, you’ll find your slice of nature, regardless of age or ability. From quiet nature walks to family fun to challenging explorations, Cardigan is the perfect the spot in every season.
Climb “Old Baldy”
Both young and more seasoned enjoy a summit hike up Mount Cardigan and neighboring Firescrew. For many, this 5-mile round trip is their first big mountain hike, and it rewards with inspiring 360-degree views across open granite ledges.
Bring the little ones
AMC Wee Wanderers Family Explorations
are guided 3-day programs for families with young children. Adventurers ages 3-5 and their parents or guardians can search for pond critters, check out a nearby waterfall, tell stories around the campfire and fall in love with the natural world.
Overnight in the backcountry
Located on the eastern shoulder of Mount Cardigan, AMC’s High Cabin
revels in backcountry solitude and the Lakes Region beauty you crave. Wake up to breathtaking views and gear up for a day on the trails.
50 miles of backcountry ski trails crisscross AMC’s 1,200 acres surrounding Cardigan Lodge. Whether a novice or more advanced skier, our network of trails offers the right level of challenge. Immerse yourself in Cardigan’s ski lodge heritage, and admire winter’s beauty as you glide through our woods.
Visit a waterfall or explore a nature trail
A short, easy hike to Welton Falls or on one of our nature trail loops makes for a great post-breakfast or late afternoon adventure.