Chesterfield Gorge

Monday, June 27, 2016  

In the southwest corner of New Hampshire about half way between Keene, (where we are) and the Vermont border is a wayside stop that we have driven by a few times without stopping. This time we thought we would go check it out.

Chesterfield Gorge State Wayside is a little state park, only 13 acres. Next to the parking lot is a small visitor center/gift shop, bathrooms, and the trail head. It is free, but there is a donation box.

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Chesterfield Gorge State Wayside

A supply of walking sticks is available at the beginning. Take one, use it, and return it when you get back. The trail is only 7/10 of a mile but a little rugged.

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Walking Sticks

See what I mean? Rocks and tree roots along much of the trail.

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Chesterfield Gorge Trail

It was going to be a hot sunny day so we were here early in the morning while it was still cool. Plus being in the shade of the forest made for a nice hike.

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Chesterfield Gorge

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Chesterfield Gorge

There are a few wooded bridges along the way. It didn’t take long to complete the loop trail and soon we were on our way back to the campground.

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Wooden Bridge

That was a nice start to the day. It wasn’t long before the temperature warmed up. We spent the rest of the day inside the RV with two air conditioner units running.

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Ashuelot River Campground

There was a little wind, but we didn’t think it was so much. The awning on the RV came apart when a little gust of wind lifted it. We have never been impressed with the mechanics of this type of awing. A fellow camper brought over his ladder and together we got it fixed, so looks like we’re stuck with it for a while longer.

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Awning Oopsie

  • Admission:  free
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