Tippin Rock

Today was another beautiful day; a great day for a hike. Tippin Rock/Hewes Hill is just a few miles southeast of Swanzey NH where we are camped so we went to check it out. It’s a fairly easy walk through the forest up hill from the trail head rising about 320 feet in a half mile to the top of the hill.

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Tippin Rock/Hewes Hill Trail

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Tippin Rock/Hewes Hill Trail

At the top is a 40 ton boulder that can be made to rock gently when pushed in just the right place. We pushed and pushed and I think we felt it move. Maybe we didn’t find just the right place.

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Tippin Rock

Continuing on a little further the trail leads to Hewes Hill, a rock ledge that provides an awesome panoramic view of the surrounding area.

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Hewes Hill

And then back down the hill. The total distance was only 1.8 miles round trip.

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Down is easier than up!

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It was a very quiet walk. The only wildlife we saw was one wild turkey that ran off quickly as soon as it noticed us, very few birds, no squirrels, but there were a few mosquitoes and gnats following us.

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2 Responses to Tippin Rock

  1. Chris Carrigan says:

    Hi Marsha, we are headed to Washington DC in June. Do you have any suggestions for us. traveling with kids.
    Chris

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    • marsbern says:

      Awesome! If you are camping I would recommend Cherry Hill RV Park, they have a shuttle that will take you to the train. No matter where you are staying, do not try to drive yourself into DC. If you take the train in to Union Station that is a sight to see in itself. Get tickets for one of the hop on hop off tours. They are narrated and will save your feet. Get the 3 day pass. They sell them right there at Union Station, plus I think you can always buy from the drivers. They will give you a good map. There is so much to see, just can’t be done in one day. Prioritize.

      Wear comfortable walking shoes!

      Pack some food and water. You can picnic on the grass on the national mall. But avoid packing knives. You will be passing through some security scanners and bag checks.

      There is a good information center at the main Smithsonian museum that looks like a big old castle.

      Tour the capitol building.. they do a good job of moving large numbers of people through. You can eat in the Capitol cafeteria if you want.

      You need tickets from your representative in order to tour the White House.

      If you want to go up to the top of the Washington Monument you will need a ticket/reservation for that. See if you can get them in advance online.

      All the museums are fantastic. And they are free. Kids might like the dinosaurs in the Museum of Natural History. Also, the Air & Space Museum would be cool. You can touch a moon rock there. Bring hand sanitizer, millions of people have touched that thing.

      Find the Ford Theater and the museum by it to see where Lincoln was shot and where he was taken after. It’s a few blocks off the mall.

      So much to see…

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