While you may find that you never want to leave Gilmore Camps, you may want to venture out and experience great hiking, golfing, shopping, dining, attractions for the kids and much more!
The mountains and lakes region of Western Maine and The White Mountain National Forest has hiking and biking trails for all skill levels.
For detailed information about the White Mountain area visit the following sites:
Here are a few local favorites:
Jockey Cap: Located in Fryeburg on Route 302, approximately one mile from downtown Fryeburg, this short 15 minute hike to the top of this landmark will reap hikers a fine reward. Atop the “cap” you’ll enjoy a 360-degree view. A range finder, erected in honor of Arctic explorer Admiral Robert E. Peary will help you identify all the surrounding peaks; over thirty can be seen!
Sabattus Mountain: Located off Route 5 in the Town of Lovell, this ¾ hour, 1 mile round trip is a pleasure during any season. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the spectacular views from the ledges at the top.
Pleasant Mountain: Located just west of Moose Pond in Bridgton, just off Route 302. This 150-vertical foot mountain takes approximately 3 hours with a distance of 3 ½ miles. Views from the summit include Moose Pond, Kezar Pond and Lake Lovewell Pond, the Presidentials in New Hampshire and Carter Dome.
Evans Notch: There are numerous trails in this region of the White Mountain National Forest. Refer to a White Mountain map or guide to find these beautiful hikes. Here are just a few:
- Stone House – White Cairn Loop
- East Royce Mountain
- Caribou Mountain
- Bald Face
- The Roost
- Wheeler Brook
- Albany Mountain
- Ames and Speckled Mountains
Diana’s Baths: www.northconwaynh.com/diana’s-baths.html
Diana’s Baths are a must see! Diana’s Baths lie along Lucy Brook in Bartlett and is fed from Big Attitash Mountain. During the summer the baths are a great place for children and grown-ups alike to enjoy the tranquility of nature, and explore the many rocks, ledges, cascading falls and pools in the brook. While in this area be sure to visit Cathedral Ledge, Whitehorse Ledge and Echo Lake State Park, all located a few miles of Diana’s Baths.
Local Food Supply
Stow Corner Store www.facebook.com/pages/Stow-Corner-Store/368532188746
Center Lovell Market, Route 5 www.centerlovellmarket.blogspot.com/
Wicked Good Store, Route 5
Rosie’s, Route 5
Sherman’s Farm Stand www.shermanfarmnh.com/wordpress/directions/
Weston’s Farm Stand www.westonsfarm.com/
Visit Harvest Gold on Route 5 for beautiful custom designed jewelry and Maine made fine art and unique gifts. www.harvestgoldgallery.com
Enjoy driving around the area and browsing in Antique shops.
For some bargain shopping, visit the outlet stores at Settler’s Green
Kezar Lake Country Club, Rated #1 for best golf value in New England: www.lakekezargolf.com/
North Conway Country Club, located in the heart of North Conway Village: www.northconwaycountryclub.com
Hales Location Golf Club: www.haleslocationgolf.com/
Wentworth Golf Club in the Charming Village of Jackson, NH: www.wentworthclub.com/
Eagle Mountain House Golf Course, affordable, uncrowded and family friendly, 9 holes: www.eaglemt.com/new_hampshire_golf
Music venues: www.stonemountainartscenter.com
For the kids
Ziplines and High ropes Adventure Park: www.monkeytrunks.com
Zipline, Gondola Skyride, Disc Golf at Wildcat Mountain: www.skiwildcat.com
Santa’s Village: www.santasvillage.com
Bear Shows & Train Rides at Clarks Trading Post: www.clarkstradingpost.com
Mountain Coaster, Alpine Slide, Waterslides & more at Attitash Mountain Resort: www.attitash.com
One of Franconia Notch’s geological wonders: www.flumegorge.com
An unmatched driving experience: www.mtwashingtonautoroad.com
Exciting trip on the Cog Railway to summit of Mt. Washington: www.thecog.com
Aerial Tramway to summit of Cannon Mountain: www.cannonmt.com
One of NH’s greatest natural wonders: www.lostrivergorge.com
Numerous restaurants for every taste and price range are located in Lovell, Fryeburg and North Conway, NH area.
Some of our local favorites are:
Stow Corner Store: www.facebook.com/pages/Stow-Corner-Store/368532188746
Ebenezer’s Bar and Restaurant: www.ebenezerspub.net/
Oxford House Inn: www.ebenezerspub.net/
Center Lovell Inn: www.centerlovellinn.com/
Campfire Grill: www.thecampfiregrille.com/
Loons Nest at the Marina: www.kezarlake.com/
Rent a boat or paddle boards at Kezar Lake Marina: www.kezarlakemarina.com