​​​Birds and Blooms

Description: This is a fun Spring hike that combines great birding lessons with NH forest plant identification. This hike is scheduled during two distinct periods ... one in May and the other in June. In May, this trip to the North Country most often occurs prior to the full flush of forest leaves and provides the best opportunities of great views of resident and late migrant birds. In June, the birds are on territory and we work on birding by ear identification skill building and identification of forest trees, woody shrubs, and herbaceous wildflowers.

Focus: Northern Hardwoods Birds; White Mountain Wildflowers

Season: (May-June)

Hike*: 2 to 9 miles round-trip

Time*: 2.0-7.5 hours

Size: 3-10 persons


*These trips are not about finishing the hiking route. Primary focus is birdwatching and wildflowering. This means the trip may turn back before reaching summits or endpoints. If time permits, the hiking route may be completed.


Easy    Price: $40 Adult / $20 Youth 10-15yo

Option 1 - Pudding Pond, North Conway, NH (1.9 miles Round Trip - 2.0 hrs)

Option 2 - Red Hill Loop, Moultonborough, NH (3.7 miles Round Trip - 3.5 hrs)

Option 3 - Franconia Brook, Lincoln, NH (6.0 miles Round Trip; 4.0 hrs)

Option 4 - Custom - Let's talk and develop a Easy event that suits you.


Intermediate      Price:$50 Adult / $25 Youth 10-15yo

​Option 1 - South Moat Mtn, North Conway, NH (5.0 miles Round Trip; 5.0 hrs)

Option 2 - Welch-Dickey Loop, Waterville Valley, NH (4.4 miles Round Trip; 5.0 hrs)

Option 3 - Lonesome Lake Loop, Franconia Parkway, NH (5.6 miles Round Trip; 4.5 hrs)

Option 4 - Custom - Let's talk and develop an Intermediate event that suits you.


Hard       Price: $60 Adult / $30 Youth 10-15yo

Option 1 - Mt. Moosilauke, Warren, NH (7.4 miles Round Trip; 7 hrs)

​Option 2 - Mt. Osceola, Waterville Valley, NH (6.4 miles Round Trip; 6.0 hrs)

​Option 3 - Mt. Chocorua, Albany, NH (8.7 miles Round Trip; 7.5 hrs)

Option 4 - Custom - Let's talk and develop a Hard event that suits you.