White Mountain Guided Hike for Beginners
Love The Outdoors? Take A Hike!
Awake to homemade muffins and the hot entrée of your choice to start the day.Then, get ready for a day in the woods…don’t worry, your guide is picking you up to take you to the best hiking spots. They will have lunch packed for so you can enjoy the perfect picnic with a view
The knowledgeable people at Outdoor Escapes are whom we turn to for all of our outdoor excursions. The guides and instructors over there are extremely knowledgeable about anything “outdoorsy”. You’ll be fascinated with the details offered during your hike about the wildlife, surrounding forest and history of the area.
Make sure you are back before sunset, so you can enjoy a refreshing beverage on our screened in porch before you feast on our award-winning cuisine.
The folks at Outdoor Escapes pick you up, pack you up, get you completely ready to hit the trails and guide you wherever you want to go! You will not need to bring any gear just the suggested clothing and appropriate footwear.
- 2 Night Stay
- Guided Hike
- Shuttle to Hike
- Innkeeper Jen’s all natural “Bug Off” insect repellant
- Lunch for the trails
- Water Bottle
- A full country breakfast every morning
- Free Wi-Fi, coffee and parking
PRICING STARTING AT $289 per person
Snowvillage Inn’s Guided To Hiking 101
Hikers are creative.
Spending time outdoors increases attention spans and creative problem-solving skills. The lack of technology and the surplus of trees, sunshine and fresh air contribute to this creativity boost in Trailblazers. Researchers found that walking gets the creative juices flowing far more than binge-watching the latest from Netflix.
Hikers are seriously fit.
Hiking is a great way to get a serious workout without putting too much pressure on your joints. Hitting the trail works out your body as much as it does your brain. Just one hour of trekking can burn well over 500 calories.
“Being out in nature, away from the business of our daily lives and technology, can allow people to connect with themselves and nature in a way that brings about peace and a sense of well-being,” Leigh Jackson-Magennis, REI Outdoor Programs, and Outreach New England Market Manager.
What to expect from a guided hike.
- Knowledgeable friendly guide
- Lesson on pacing your hike and the importance of hydration. How to load a backpack and what to bring and leave in the car.
- Guided to a remote location in the White Mountains paired with your ability.
- Opportunity to observe wildlife, waterfalls, flora, and fauna, as well as memorable mountain views.
- The guides know about what grows here and will answer any questions about moose, pond life, migrating birds, maple sugaring and more.
- Quiet sounds of the deep woods and as well as the sights and smells.
- Connections with nature and a sense of calm and relaxation.
Ready to Start?
So you’re ready to hear the crunch of leaves under your feet and see the world from above. Luckily, it’s easier to start hiking than you may think. We have the best packages, tips, and guides for beginner hikers:
Socks & Shoes
You don’t need to go out and invest in a $150 pair of boots for your first hike. For most non-technical trails, your favorite pair of sneakers or lightweight trail shoes will do. What’s more important is your choice of socks. Avoid cotton socks, which often lead to blisters and can ruin what could have been a good hike. Instead, choose a good wool sock.
Water is the one TRUE essential for ANY hike, so make sure you bring plenty of water and a Snowvillage Inn water bottle will be provided.
For your first hike, the main thing to consider is the weather. The last thing you want is to be too cold, too hot, or to get caught in rain unprepared. Check the weather and call us before packing for your trip.
Depending on how far you are hiking, you may need to refuel. Bring some healthy snacks, whether it be some trail mix, a piece of fruit, or your favorite bar. We will have snacks and lunch available.
Other items you might want
Sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, bug spray, a few band-aids.
We will start small
Stepping over tree roots and maneuvering around rocks on a trail can be more tiring than you might imagine. We will start out with a couple of miles. Over time you can gradually build up to longer treks the next time you are up in the Mount Washington Valley.
Prepare for the worst
Hopefully, you won’t need to use that first aid kit or emergency shelter, but it never hurts to be prepared. We recommend carrying extra water, snacks, sunscreen, bug spray and at least a small first aid kit, even on shorter hikes.
Overestimate your trail time
Hiking can be a slower process than newbies realize. Erring on the longer side when estimating how long it’ll take to complete a trek. As a general rule of thumb — keeping in mind that time is based on physical fitness and elevation — you can expect to cover about two miles an hour. Then, add an additional hour of extra time for every 1,000 feet of elevation gain.