Carter Notch Hut’s main house (Dennis Welsh)
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It’s our best kept secret. Carter Notch Hut surprises most with its intimate and unimaginably beautiful setting. Hike 3.8 miles to reach this hut and encounter a world of rock jumbles, towering cliffs, and tranquil mountain lakes. This eastern anchor of AMC’s hut system was built in 1914, and after 100 years, continues to lure those in search of quieter trails and unforgettable summits.
With its two detached bunkhouses and stone hut, Carter Notch Hut is open year round. During the full-service summer and fall season, fuel up with delicious, home-made breakfasts and dinners for the day’s exploration of the Carter and Wildcat ranges. Or snowshoe up during caretaker season and marvel at winter’s beauty in this corner of the Whites. See self-service and full-service season dates >>
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Built in 1914, Carter Notch Hut attracts those looking for adventures big and small. From swims in the nearby lakes and rock scramble explorations to steep and awe-inspiring climbs and bucolic snowshoe treks – Carter Notch Hut has something for everyone. In every season.

Staff Top Three Things To Do...

Scramble around Scramble around 
Explore the Ramparts, the jumble of refrigerator-sized rocks that fill the notch and showcase the power of nature.
Ascend the steeps of Carter Dome Ascend the steeps of Carter Dome
This climb is worth the effort for expansive views to the northern Presidentials and beyond. Catch your breath at Pulpit Rock and gaze down at views of Carter Notch.
Wind through the wilderness Wind through the wilderness
Immerse yourself in the seemingly endless Wild River Wilderness and its trails to far-flung peaks, rich forests, and running waters. Or bring your rod, reel and fishing license to fish trout in the Wind Lakes, just steps from the hut.

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