Newfound RV Park in Bridgewater New Hampshire is a fantastic place to stay. Located close to the White Mountains, which has some of the best hiking in New England, and right next door to Newfound Lake, which is one of 273 lakes and ponds found in the NH Lakes Region, there’s always something exciting to see and do.
The owners, Paul and Betsy Laurent, are fantastic people who make you feel welcome right from the start. The RV sites are roomy and most are pull-through, although there are a few that back right up to the small brook and are extremely popular. The bathrooms are always immaculate and the WiFi works well too!
I’ve been in this same spot for 2 summers in a row (spending time with my family) and I love it! There’s a fire pit, picnic table, extended cable tv (not that I watch much tv) and full hookups. Since I stay for the full summer – I even grow pots of vegetables and herbs.
While you’re here:
Hiking the Sugarloaves is well worth the effort. This view of Newfound Lake was taken at Little Sugarloaf and, if you continue on to Big Sugarloaf, there are even more wonderful views of the lake and Mount Cardigan. The entrance to the trailhead is just past the entrance to Wellington State Park on the opposite side of the road.
Kayaking on Newfound Lake in the fall of 2014.
A great way to see the White Mountains is to catch a ride on the Mount Washington Cog Railway. It’s a 3 hour round trip including one hour to spend at the summit. At 6,288 feet you can see New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont, north into Canada, and east to the Atlantic Ocean. You can still ride up in one of the historic steam locomotives or the more modern eco-friendly biodiesel engines. Good weather isn’t guaranteed but, on the day I was there, visibility was 110 miles.
Known as the Home of the World’s Worst Weather, Mount Washington’s winter conditions rival those of Mount Everest and the Polar regions.
Don’t miss out on some of the many waterfalls in the White Mountain National Forest. Pitcher Falls and Champney Falls are a popular destination and the water is refreshing. (*laughs – It’s so cold that it’ll give you a headache.)
A 35-45 minute drive from the RV park takes you to Cardigan Mountain State Park. Mount Cardigan is only 3,100′ in elevation but it’s bald summit offers a magnificent 360 degree view. I always access the trails by starting at the AMC Cardigan lodge.
You’ll find loons on many of the lakes here in New Hampshire. This guy (or girl) was on Little Squam Lake and posed for me as I kayaked by.