Check In/Meal Times

  • Check in: 3:00 p.m.
  • Check out: 11:00 a.m.
  • Dining Room Hours:
    • Dinner: hearty 4-course dinner served family style at 6:00 p.m. sharp Monday – Thursday night, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night is a buffet available 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
       
    • Breakfast: Breakfast: hot and cold buffet available 6:30 – 9:00 a.m.
       
    • Lunch: a variety of lunch options are available from 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Black Moose Deli, including soup, salad and sandwiches. Trail lunches available.

Pets

We are not able to accommodate pets at Harriman Outdoor Center.

Reservation Changes

Please contact AMC Reservations, 603-466-2727, Monday-Saturday 9:00 AM – 5:00 p.m

Emergency Contact Information

Pinkham Notch Visitors Center Front Desk (24 hours): 603-466-2721, ext. 0

Planning Your Visit

  • Weather: weather conditions can vary widely during any season in the White Mountains. You can check weather forecasts, backcountry conditions, and avalanche reports online. You can also call our Pinkham Notch Visitor Center at 603-466-2721 for questions on trail conditions.
  • Books and Maps: Plan to carry a current map, guidebook, and compass on your trip. We recommend the AMC White Mountain Guide , available in the AMC Online Store or by calling 800-262-4455. You can also get hiking trip ideas and plan routes using White Mountain Guide Online
  • Quiet Hours: please be respectful of other guests and observe quiet hours from 10:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.
  • Alcohol: Beer and wine are available during meal times at the Highland Center. State law requires that any personal alcoholic beverages be consumed only in the guest’s private guest room, and be consumed in a responsible manner.
  • Smoking: smoking or open flame are not allowed in or near any structure.

What to Bring

  • For Your Lodge Stay
    • Linens, towels, soap, shampoo are provided for guests
    • Dinner and breakfast are included in your lodge room rate – you may wish to bring your own snack and lunch items, or you can purchase them at the lodge
    • You may wish to bring a headlamp for reading in bunkrooms at night
    • Families may wish to bring books and games – we have some available
  • Clothing and Gear for Outdoor Activities: having the right equipment during your trip will greatly enhance your outdoor experience in the White Mountains. It is important to wear proper footwear, and carry warm clothing, foul-weather gear, food and water, and other essentials.

Directions to Joe Dodge Lodge at Pinkham Notch Visitor Center

Public Transportation

AMC’s Hiker Shuttle offers transportation from Pinkham Notch Visitor Center to all major approach routes to the huts in summer and fall. The Hiker Shuttle also picks up and drops off at the Irving gas station on Main Street in Gorham. Reservations are recommended – call 603-466-2727.

Driving Directions

From central and south-central New Hampshire (Manchester, Concord, etc.):  

  1. Take Interstate 93 North to Route 104 East (Exit 23).
  2. Take Route 104 East to Route 3 North (near Meredith).
  3. Take Route 3 North to Route 25 East (intersection in Meredith).
  4. Take Route 25 East to Route 16 North (near West Ossipee).
  5. Take Route 16 North to Pinkham Notch Visitor Center/Joe Dodge Lodge, located on the left side of Route 16 approximately 12 miles north of the Glen intersection.

From eastern and southeastern New Hampshire (Portsmouth, etc.):

  1. Take Spaulding Turnpike North to Route 16 North.
  2. Take Route 16 North to Pinkham Notch Visitor Center/Joe Dodge Lodge, located on the left side of Route 16 approximately 12 miles north of the Glen intersection.

From Boston and its northern suburbs:

  1. Take Interstate 93 North to central New Hampshire.
  2. Follow directions above for central New Hampshire.

OR

  1. Take Interstate 95 North to Spaulding Turnpike North (at Portsmouth, NH).
  2. Take Spaulding Turnpike North to Route 16 North.
  3. Take Route 16 North to Pinkham Notch Visitor Center/Joe Dodge Lodge, located on the left side of Route 16 approximately 12 miles north of the Glen intersection.

From western and southern suburbs of Boston:

  1. Take Route 128 North to Route 3 North (near Woburn).
  2. Take Route 3 North to Everett Turnpike North (by Nashua, NH).
  3. Take Everett Turnpike North to Interstate 93 North (by Manchester).
  4.  Follow directions above for central New Hampshire.

From Portland, Maine:

  1. Take Route 302 West to Route 16 North (at North Conway, NH).
  2. Take Route 16 North to Pinkham Notch Visitor Center/Joe Dodge Lodge, located on the left side of Route 16 approximately 12 miles north of the Glen intersection.

From Montreal:

  1. Take Autoroute 10 East to Autoroute 55 South (north of Magog).
  2. Take Autoroute 55 South to Interstate 91 South (at US/Canada line).
  3.  Take Interstate 91 South to Route 105 East (by Derby, VT.).
  4. Take Route 105 East to Route 3 South (in North Stratford, NH).
  5. Take Route 3 South to Route 2 East (in Lancaster).
  6.  Take Route 2 East to Route 16 South (in Gorham).
  7.  Take Route 16 South to Pinkham Notch Visitor Center/Joe Dodge Lodge, located on the right side of Route 16 approximately 12 miles south of Gorham.

From New York City (and Hartford, CT, or western Massachusetts)

  1. Take Interstate 95 North (Connecticut Turnpike) to Interstate 91 North (by New Haven, CT.).
  2. Take Interstate 91 North to Route 302 East (Exit 17 in Vermont).
  3. Take Route 302 East to Route 16 North (in Glen, NH).
  4. Take Route 16 North to Pinkham Notch Visitor Center/Joe Dodge Lodge, located on the left side of Route 16 approximately 12 miles north of the Glen intersection.

Approximate driving times and mileage to Pinkham

Times may vary greatly depending on driving style, traffic, and road conditions. But here are some approximates to offer a bit of guidance:  

  • From Boston, 170 miles, three and a half hours.
  • From New York City, 350 miles, eight hours.
  • From Montreal, 170 miles, three and a half hours.