If you’re looking for a beautiful getaway, the White Mountains of New Hampshire may be the place for you. Located in Hart’s Location, Crawford Notch is a major pass in the White Mountains. It is home to the famous Hart’s Peak, which is a 5,000-foot high peak. Nearly half of the ridge lies within Crawford Notch State Park. This pass is a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts.
The Dry River Forest, the oldest old growth forest in the state, is a popular hiking destination. Early settlers were careful not to destroy it and saved it from being turned into cropland and pastureland. The park contains several hundred acres of other old growth forests, including a rare stand of Jack Pine. The best time to visit this area is during fall, as the weather is pleasant and the trails are well-maintained.
Visitors to the state park will be able to enjoy some of the most beautiful scenery in the New Hampshire woods. This park has large, ancient trees that are rare even in New England. This is an example of an old-growth forest. An old-growth forest is a natural habitat that has not been ruined by human disturbance, such as windstorms or logging. This type of forest often features a haphazard scene of downed and dead trees.
The Dry River forest is a flat, open area that was preserved from conversion to cropland and pasture. The old-growth forest in Crawford Notch State Park is not the only type of old-growth forest in the state, though. There are several hundred acres of old-growth forest in the park, including a rare stand of Jack Pine. The forest is home to a diverse variety of plant species, and visitors to this area will be delighted by the diversity and quality of the trees in this natural setting.
During the tourist season, the Crawford Notch State Park features a unique train station and a museum. The park also allows dogs and cats. Although animals are not allowed in the Willey House, they are welcome in all areas of the park. For families with children, the museum is a great place to visit for all ages. The town also offers a variety of educational programs. AMC staff members offer talks and interpretive tours about the history of the park.
The town is full of historical significance. The Notch’s history traces the life of the area’s first residents. The town’s earliest settlers were French, Germans, and Native Americans. In 1771, the town was named Western Notch and Pinkham Notch. The two towns were connected by a trail. Then, in 1792, Abel Crawford settled there and built a log cabin. In 1805, Eleazar Rosebrook bought the property and lived there for several years.